Years ago, the gender studies program at my university hosted a Latin American female hip hop group, who gave a roundtable on women and rap in Latin America on campus, and then a live concert. The roundtable was great, but I'll never, to the day I … [Read more...] about Dance, Dance, Revolution
Surviving Assistant Professorhood
This is a repost from 2011. Today is another Special Request Post. This one is from Maria, who asks, do I have a template (like my Foolproof Grant Template) for turning a dissertation into a book? No, Maria, I do not. The process of turning the … [Read more...] about My Top Five Tips for Turning Your Dissertation Into a Book–A Special Request Post
(This is not a post-ac post, as I normally put up on Mondays. But it's a great guest post and I wanted to share it right away.) It's by Stephanie Brown. Stephanie is cultural anthropologist and adjunct instructor in the Department of Human … [Read more...] about Heroic Mother Teaches Class With Sick Child – Guest Post
This is a repost. Update 8/22/15: Dialogue on my FB page made me realize that I need to provide fuller context for this post. This dates from early years on the blog when I used to do special request posts to respond to reader questions. "Tricia" … [Read more...] about Advice for Your First Year on the Tenure Track
In a burst of inspiration last weekend, I outlined my next book! I want to share my idea with you, and ask you for your thoughts, comments, stories, and suggestions. It's going to draw a lot from reader/client experiences. But first, please check … [Read more...] about Hope, with Pictures and a Drawing
You all know that the book proposal is the cornerstone to a successful tenure track career in most areas of the humanities and social sciences. Sure, some parts of psychology and economics and other fields are not book-based, but basically, the law … [Read more...] about How To Write A Book Proposal
by Anonymous, Ph.D. Given that the vast majority of faculty members now teach off the tenure track, landing one of these coveted positions feels like winning the academic lottery. Before accepting my current tenure track position, I was actually … [Read more...] about The “Tenuous Track” (A Guest Post)
This week the Daily Nous website has a marvelous post, Answers From Academic Publishers, devoted to advice on publishing an academic monograph solicited from actual editors from Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, Routledge, and other major presses. It has an … [Read more...] about How To Pitch Your Book to an Editor at a Conference
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A debate has simmered on the comment thread to my post, Does the Status of the Press Matter, in recent weeks, on the question: is Palgrave MacMillan a press with high enough status for a US R1 tenure case? My position has always been, based on my … [Read more...] about The Status of the Press Matters, Still!