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?
Work/Life Balance in Academia
Over the past decade I have served as expert witness in custody and removal cases, in which (so far) the mother has received a secure (tenure track/tenured) academic job offer, and the father has tried to prevent her move, with the children, to take … [Read more...] about I Help With Custody Cases for Academics
by Esther Freinkel Tishman, PhD, BCC (she/her) Esther Freinkel Tishman, Ph.D, BCC is an ordained Zen teacher, a full-time interfaith chaplain, a scholar of archetypes and religion, and a certified mindfulness instructor. She is also a … [Read more...] about Picket Lines – The Professor is Zen Guest Post III
Karen Tang is a Killam Scholar and PhD Student in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University (Canada). Her research examines addictive disorders (e.g., video gaming) and mental health correlates. When she is not being a busy … [Read more...] about On Navigating Graduate School with a Disability – WOC Guest Post
If growing up gender queer and working class in a small town taught me anything, it was how much “no” can shape your understanding of the world and your relationship to it.. “No, you can’t wear that.” “No, you can’t play football.” “No, you can’t … [Read more...] about You Belong
Last week, I was coaching a group of people in Unstuck about the challenge of dealing with where we are right now <waves vaguely>. I was explaining how by ignoring just how deep down in the well we feel about the multiple global threats and … [Read more...] about Say ‘Yes’ to the Mess
`It's a hard time in the US right now (and in many other regions that have not dealt well with COVID). Add to that the continuing Trumpist pandemonium and right wing assault on all that is good and rational, and the exhaustion of trying to do higher … [Read more...] about Self-Care: Paint By Numbers Edition
Let me start by saying this will take a bit to unpack. It took a week’s worth of writing sessions (three times a day, so 15 sessions!) to sort it out. Where to start? My thinking… Last week, I was discussing healthy eating habits with … [Read more...] about Productivity: Work less. Listen More.
Color Street Nails and Paint-by-Numbers. And my online dance classes (and yoga) - links below. And skincare. And bunnies. The video talks about the first two. Then I remembered the other three so those are in photos below. That's it! That's the … [Read more...] about Things That Make Quarantine Life Bearable
We continue with our new column, featuring interviews with PhDs who have charted a course unrelated to the tenure track, putting academia squarely in the rearview mirror. Our hope is that seeing and hearing from a wide range of PhDs who are … [Read more...] about Ivory Towers in the Rearview Mirror: Allison Yakel