Do’s and don’ts for empowering the next generation of academics

In my previous post on this blog, I described how the PhD experience provides an early warning for life in academia these days. Based on my experience, here I address some do’s and don’ts for preparing doctoral researchers who want to pursue an academic career for an unjust and hostile world without putting them down,... Continue Reading →

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On Class in the Classroom

When thinking about equity in the classroom we often consider gender and race first. This is partly because these are visible markers that symbolise disadvantage in certain contexts, such as Higher Education. Though can be problematic in some ways (i.e. singling out black students for special treatment in non-subtle ways, causing - at worst alienation... Continue Reading →

The Imposter Syndrome as a structural problem

Image Credit: RedPen/BlackPen[1] ‘The 25th Annual Imposter Syndrome Convention’ cartoon pictured above has proven very popular on Twitter, where it got over 700 likes. I certainly chuckled at its humorous take on the Imposter Syndrome, or feelings of fraudulence, a sense that one has gotten to where one is in the academy by mistake and... Continue Reading →

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