I'm delighted to present another in my ongoing series of guests posts contributed by black women and other women of color. Please submit yours! I welcome post drafts or ideas for posts for consideration; email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I pay $150 … [Read more...] about #MakeupMonday: Ph.D. in Poise: Three Takeaways from Pageant Life – WOC Guest Post
What Not To Wear
I'm starting Makeup Monday with some background story. While reactions to the Makeup series here and on social media have been uniformly positive, there has definitely been some surprise also. The Professor Is In is doing makeup now?? What?? And … [Read more...] about Why Makeup, Why Now?
In response to the really astonishingly positive response to my last post, Yes This Post Is About Long-Wear Lipcolor -- especially on Facebook where ensued a long and enthusiastic dialogue about the challenges of finding appropriate and affordable … [Read more...] about Welcome to Makeup Monday
Readers of my book and blog know that I love skin care and makeup and put a lot of thought into it. I haven't blogged about it recently, but it's still a major interest. I am a femme dyke, after all. I don't think academics or job seekers have to … [Read more...] about Yes This Post Is About Long-Wear Lipcolor
Of all my job market advice, the admonition *Do Not Carry a Backpack* is among the most well known. Readers meeting me for the first time often proudly display their newly acquired briefcases, and those who email often tell me stories of benighted … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk Backpacks
In my two+ gratifying and enjoyable years of writing for Chronicle Vitae, I've only had one column rejected by them, and it is this one, which I submitted late in December as an end-of-year compendium of all my columns, organized thematically. I … [Read more...] about How to Write Your Own Rec. Letter, plus All of my Vitae columns
Sometimes I hear reactions to The Professor Is In, that my level of attention to details and minutiae (everything from what kind of bag you carry to where your voice rises in your delivery of a sentence) is excessive--even anal or obsessive. … [Read more...] about Data Point, Data Point, Data Point…
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
Today I share some remarks by a tenured client, who just completed a search at her department, and wrote to tell me about it: "We just finished doing a job search here and an offer has been made. I wanted to share with you something the last … [Read more...] about What Not To Do at Your Campus Visit
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