Found 109 articles

  • There Are No Bears

    • May 31, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    When I was in graduate school (and later as a junior scholar and writer), I was absolutely terrified to send out my work for review or editorial ap...
  • Don't Let Trolls Set Your Boundaries

    • May 31, 2019
    • Katie Guest Pryal
    Recently, at precisely 6:10 p.m. on a weekday, I opened Twitter and flipped over to my troll‐trapper. “Troll‐trapper” is the word I use to refer to...
  • Kinloch Works to Propel Equity in Education

    • May 31, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    When Dr. Valerie Kinloch became the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education PA in July 2017, she made hi...
  • Coming to Terms With Mental Illness

    • Apr 30, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Over a year ago, I was sitting in my primary care doctor's office, trying to not freak out and failing miserably. I had fought for the appointment ...
  • Feminist Wire Books Aim to Change the World

    • Apr 30, 2019
    • Doris Green
    The tide is turning, thanks in part to The Feminist Wire (TFW) Book Series, which recently released its first two volumes. The series, a collaborat...
  • Massive Admissions Cheating Scandal Draws National Attention

    • Apr 30, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    In mid‐March, indictments were handed down to 50 people involved in a far‐reaching college admissions scam. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office...
  • Learning How to Not Give a Fox

    • Apr 2, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In January, I decided to implement a few personal policies, not resolutions, for 2019. The first principle—as all of you might remember from my Jan...
  • Writing About Surviving and Being an Expert on Sexual Assault

    • Apr 2, 2019
    • Katie Guest Pryal
    For over 10 years, I was a professor of writing and law. I'm now a professional writer who writes, a lot, about the law—especially the law of sexua...
  • New Book Places African‐American Midwives in U.S. History

    • Apr 2, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    When Jenny M. Luke was studying for a master's degree in history, she decided to explore a subject that had intrigued her when she first came to th...
  • Navigating (or Not) the Tightrope

    • Mar 1, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Over a month ago, I was speaking to a colleague about a scholarly organization for which we have both volunteered our effort and time. For years, s...
  • Finding Fulfilling Work With Beyond the Professoriate

    • Mar 1, 2019
    • Karen Ray Costa
    Dr. Jennifer Polk, the co‐founder of Beyond the Professoriate, a company that provides career advice and support services to PhDs, wasn't always cl...
  • Pratt‐Clarke Creates Sustainable Institutional Transformation

    • Mar 1, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    As Bennett College NC, a historically black women's college, faced the threat of losing its accreditation, Dr. Menah Pratt‐Clarke , VP for strategi...
  • The Productivity Trap

    • Feb 1, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In late 2018, I had to stow away my pink planner in a place I couldn't actually see it. I had to remove it from my office, and it's now lost in my ...
  • Ryan's Research Fosters Family Acceptance

    • Feb 1, 2019
    • Lois Elfman
    For the past four decades, Dr. Caitlin Ryan has pioneered research related to LGBTQ health and mental health. A clinical social worker with a docto...
  • Campaigning for Success

    • Feb 1, 2019
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Luck really has nothing to do with where Michele Siqueiros is today. It was hard work, “really good teachers” and a group of UCLA college students ...
  • Learned Societies Need Anti‐Harassment Policies

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I attended the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual conference for the first time in 2003, as a grad student. A colleague and I, both young wh...
  • Stay Mad

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    As a new year begins, I can't help but evaluate the year before, and 2018, for so many reasons, was a dumpster fire. It was a year I already wanted...
  • How I (Sort of) Broke Up With My Phone

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Karen Costa
    For the past couple of years, I've grown increasingly concerned about my relationship with my phone. To begin, the fact that I'm describing it as a...
  • Feminist Resolutions for the New Year

    • Jan 4, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    New Year's resolutions exist to tell us there's something wrong with who we are now.
  • Learning to Slack

    • Dec 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    I am a recovering perfectionist. OK, that's not entirely true. I'm a perfectionist who is working against these tendencies. My desire for things to...