Takedown: Bingo Was Its Name-O

Everybody loves a good game of bingo, right? Just because somebody is racist and classist (among other things) doesn’t mean they can’t play along. At least, that’s what this crapdate poster wants you to believe. Read More Takedown: Bingo Was Its Name-O

Women in Academia: Class and Academia

When it comes to academia, there is a standard story. Middle and upper class students follow their academic interests for the love of the field into graduate school and then academia. They are young, healthy, from a privileged economic background, and with a solid support system. But even though that story is the often portrayed and expected story, it is not the only story. That path through academia is not the only path. Read More Women in Academia: Class and Academia

Women in Academia: Conversations About the Unexpected

No matter how well prepared someone is for starting graduate school, some surprising obstacles and challenges pop up along the path to that MA or Ph.D. I asked six graduate students what unexpected challenges they face, and their responses, ranging in topic from surprising fees to disillusionment with the grad school culture are illuminating. Read More Women in Academia: Conversations About the Unexpected