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On Clothes and Class Anxiety

Published at Women in Higher Education on Feb. 3, 2018: But that day, I realized that my clothes were not quality, and my teacher, with her sad eyes assessing them, had already judged me and my parents for my cheap clothing. I never wore that outfit again.

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Seeking Politics of Liberation

Published at Women in Higher Education on Jan. 4, 2018: Reading the statement in 2017 shows the possibility for a different future—starkly different from the one we inhabit now—that is anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-capitalistic and anti-homophobic. The CRC imagined a new and better world, which many of the activists presenting at the NWSA conference are trying […]

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Stalled Progress for Women at Work

Published by Women in Higher Education on November 29, 2017: If women make up 10% of the leadership positions, men feel like their workplace has achieved gender diversity. (What’s that sound? Oh, it’s just me screaming in anguish and frustration.) That’s nowhere close to gender parity, but for many men, 10% seems like fair representation.

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On Transitioning Out of the Academy

Published at Sacred Matters on December 5, 2017: I’m more concerned with the norms, or maybe conventions, of what academic life is supposed to look like and how impossible it is to be “conventional” when your work and life are precarious. I’m more concerned with the lives we are supposed to build within the academy […]

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#DearBetsy, Leave Title IX Alone

Published at Women in Higher Education on October 30, 2017. So, Betsy, I’m writing today to ask you to stop. The Obama-era guidance provided Title IX protections for survivors of campus sexual assault. Schools are beginning to take sexual assault more seriously. Women students on campus deserve better than this new letter. Higher ed deserves better […]

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