Crying for Education

A colleague posted a link to a blog by drmellivora at Tenure, She Wrote called “I’m your professor, not your therapist!”  wherein the author struggles with the issue of how…

Time and Due Dates

Sorry for the slow updates.  The semester grew to that point where it consumed all of my time and attention.  But maybe this is a teachable moment (or a learnable…

Experiences in Higher Education

Some of you might have noticed an empty section on my blog called "Experiences in Higher Education."  Well, its not empty anymore -- I have my first post in that…

Welcome to the Neighborhood

One of the marginal spaces I inhabit is my physical space, my actual home.  Until a few years ago, I have almost always lived in suburbs.  I have some city…

Presumed Incompetent

I've been reading the essays in the amazing edited collection, Presumed Incompetent. The official description: Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in…

My First Post

For my first post I want to thank my friend Nyx who set up this site and enabled me to do something I have been putting off out of fear…