Natasha Casey holds a Ph.D. in communication studies from McGill University. She is professor of communication at Lincoln Land Community College (Springfield, Illinois) and affiliated faculty at the Media Education Lab (University of Rhode Island). … [Read more...] about Covid & Conferences: What’s Left to Blog About?
How To Do Conferences
Surviving Your First Conference: Tips for Anxious Newbies
I get a lot of questions about the Academic Conference from junior academics. Conferences are daunting! Even for more senior people. But they are an essential part of your academic career, so the sooner you get comfortable, the better - and honestly … [Read more...] about Surviving Your First Conference: Tips for Anxious Newbies
A Tale of Two Conferences
I am just back from a back-to-back conference trip, first to the American Anthropological Association conference in San Jose, and then on to Denver for the American Academy of Religion. At each conference I spoke on the postacademic transition. I … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Conferences
Update on My Book: Blurbs, Reviews, and a Promotion
The book inches closer to actually existing in the material world (August 4)! It has gotten some lovely blurbs by amazing people, like this one by the inimitable Rebecca Schuman: “If you would like your academic career to begin in delusion and end … [Read more...] about Update on My Book: Blurbs, Reviews, and a Promotion
“I’m Sorry I Wasn’t More Clear”: Gendered Pitfalls in Presentations–A Guest Post
The writer is a regular reader of TPII. I'm a young, female, non-tenure-track faculty member and longtime reader of this blog. A few of its posts, specifically “The Top 5 Mistakes Women Make in Academic Settings,” “Stop Negotiating Like a Girl” … [Read more...] about “I’m Sorry I Wasn’t More Clear”: Gendered Pitfalls in Presentations–A Guest Post
Buy My Book!
Love the blog? Now get it in handy book form--only $11.40! Available for pre-order now--comes out August 4! Buy it at all these places! It also makes a great gift for all those struggling grad students in your life! For bulk orders for use … [Read more...] about Buy My Book!
Taking Baby to Conference: A Crowdsource Project
On Facebook in November, I posted this query: “A reader wonders about taking baby to conference: "I'm particularly interested to know if people (grad students in particular) walked around with their babies or if they kept them hidden away (oy). … [Read more...] about Taking Baby to Conference: A Crowdsource Project
On Going to the National Meetings
I was scared to go to the AAAs.* I was worried about so many things. That, after not attending even once since leaving my career as a tenured cultural anthropologist, I’d be alone and friendless. That I’d discover I really had burned every single … [Read more...] about On Going to the National Meetings
The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market)
For the next few months I will be posting the "best of the best" Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 … [Read more...] about The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market)
How to Organize a Panel for a Conference
Over the past couple of weeks I've been engrossed in CV Advance Strategizing Sessions with many clients. The work has gone well, and we quickly move through all of the elements required for a powerful and effective academic record for next year's job … [Read more...] about How to Organize a Panel for a Conference