Found 37 articles containing 'baker'

  • A World Not Made for Us

    • Jul 3, 2019
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There have been a few articles over the last couple months that captured my attention, but not in a reassuring way. These articles all revolve arou...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Believe Women

    • Nov 1, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    On my desk is one of those clichéd felt boards with white plastic letters graced with inspirational quotes. Right now, my board reads, “Your silenc...
  • “Safety Lights Are for Dudes”

    • Oct 3, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Recently, my children asked to watch the original Ghostbusters (1984) because they both love the Ghostbusters reboot from two years ago. My kids re...
  • Teaching Beyond the Classroom

    • Sep 7, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    Almost two months ago, one of my former students emailed me to tell me how much my class—Apocalypses and American Religions—meant to him. It was a ...
  • Fight Racism or Be Complicit

    • Aug 1, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In early July, NPR reported that the Trump administration rescinded Obama administration guidance “that encouraged schools and colleges to promote ...
  • Women Writers Share Their Wisdom

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Karen Costa
    In the June issue of WIHE , I wrote an article about how to start a writing practice this summer. In part two of this special series, I've collecte...
  • Me Too, Me Too, #MeToo

    • Jul 5, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    People keep asking me when I am going to write about #MeToo. They ask if I wrote about #MeToo in my recent book, Sexism Ed , but I didn't. They ask...
  • Pursuing Happiness for All Women

    • Jun 7, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” appear in the U.S. Declaration of Independence as “unalienable Rights,” the kind of rights that are su...
  • Quit Lit is About Labor Conditions

    • Jun 7, 2018
    • Katie Rose Guest Pryal
    The dismal state of the academic labor market has been critiqued for years at this point. Those of us who began our doctorates before contingent la...
  • Difficult Girls, Difficult Women

    • May 6, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    “I wish I were easygoing,” I say to my partner, as he drives our ancient, lumbering SUV, with a camper in tow, to the beach for spring break. It’s ...
  • The Gender Politics of White Supremacy

    • Apr 4, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    There was much media attention given to the Women's March on Washington in 2017 and the local marches across the nation and the globe. Over a year ...