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All in Favor of Quitting?

Published at Chronicle Vitae on July 6, 2017: Knowing when to walk away is a healthy habit. Some things aren’t worth the sacrifices. It’s good to figure out what those things are for you. For me, if I hadn’t quit my lecturer gig and left a dysfunctional department, I would have never become the writer and editor […]

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A Memoir on Leaving the Faculty

Published at Chronicle Vitae on July 6, 2017: What I hope the book does, if it doesn’t do anything else, is let people know that it is OK to leave academia. Academic notions of success are remarkably narrow, and the world around us has more possibilities than we might think.

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The Artifacts of White Supremacy

Published at the Religion & Culture Forum on June 14, 2017. Yet, the meaning of an object is never settled, and often the story the Klan wanted objects to tell was not the one that everyone else heard. Robes, fiery crosses, and the American flag ended up telling competing narratives about the Klan’s idealized vision […]

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How to Craft a Pitch

Published at Chronicle Vitae on June 7, 2017. Editors know our publications well. We have a good sense of what works best. Just give us enough of a pitch that we can craft an article together.

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The Work of Activism

Published at Women in Higher Education on May 1, 2017. If you had asked me all those years ago if I was an activist, I would have probably told you “no.” It took me a very long time to realize that what I was doing was activism, actions geared to bring about cultural or political […]

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