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Guest blogger emeritus and burning lady Katherine Chen has a new article out in Qualitative Sociology on the issue of charisma in organizations: “Charismatizing the…

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Amazing Grace: The End of Student Loan Six Month “Grace” Periods

From the Chicago Tribune today comes a story about what, I agree, is a criminally under-reported change in the administration of federal student loans. The byline reads: Starting Sunday, grad … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

All Your Skinfolk Ain’t Kin Folk?

That’s what my spirit animal, Zora Neale Hurston, is quoted as saying: “All my skinfolk ain’t my kinfolk.” My experiences in academe have been…a textbook case of everything that could … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reading Privilege

My tweep and friend, Melonie Fullick, has written a great piece about the privilege bubble in academe. It’s in response to an article that many of us in my twitterverse … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

How Will I Know How To (Mis)Treat You If I Don’t Know What You Are?

Back in the olden days before I understood the weird space the Internet could be I was much  more forthcoming about my personal life. And, by forthcoming I mean I … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Atlantic Article, Trickle Down Feminism, and my Twitter Mentions. God Help Us All

This is one of those posts that can go nowhere but down. There are things you simply cannot do in this life and slaying unicorns is one of them. What … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 31 Comments

NC Senate Denies Victims of State’s Eugenic’s Program Justice

I was appalled, although not surprised, by the N.C. Eugenics story as it unfolded several years ago. Bodies considered property and cost centers are subject to violent abuses and subjugation … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · Leave a comment