Women in Academia: What do you think are the biggest issues?

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Last week I talked about the areas of overlap and divergence in the experiences of women in academia. In both the cases of overlap and divergence, some things are trivial and others are much more important. I mean, we could spend weeks talking about different coffee habits, coffee houses, coffee discounts, and other coffee-related differences and similarities across and within … Read More

Ailanthus-altissimaWomen in Academia: What do you think are the biggest issues?

Questionable Quirks

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Quirks, foibles, having a “thing” about something… when does it turn from an easy way for your friends to tease you to an Issue that needs Treatment?It’s a question I’ve been toying with recently. I have a few notable “quirks,” and have had them for years. Anyone who is close to me knows that, when I’m around, the following things … Read More

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Unpacking Feminism’s Backpack

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As a note, I will be using “we” in this essay. It’s difficult because “we” is not easily defined and I am not an authority. “We” will always be more complex than words can cover. “We” always lacks in various representation and “we” does not always cover “we.” I will use it in reference to mainstream feminism, “we” as those … Read More

[E]Coco PapyUnpacking Feminism’s Backpack

Women in Academia: Specter of Doubt

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I’ve spent the last few days in a funk. Maybe it’s the resurgence of winter following  a brief taste of spring, or maybe it’s the idea that I am heading into the big time research stretch that will determine my Ph.D and career, or maybe it’s that I haven’t been getting enough chocolate cake lately. I don’t know. Whatever it … Read More

Ailanthus-altissimaWomen in Academia: Specter of Doubt