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An Idea is a Dangerous Thing to Quarantine #twittergate

It is rude to tweet during my conference presentation. I don’t want my ideas stolen before I have a chance to publish them. It happened to my friend/cousin/colleague. Building your … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 18 Comments

Being Prodigious Is For White Men: The Productivity Penalty

I have likely been writing this post my entire life. Recently,  a friend was excited to complete a very complex, important project ahead of time and on budget. She presented … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

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A few days ago, we got into a discussion about whether the grad skool rulz ($2 – cheap!) are too pessimistic. One commenter wanted to…

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Conferences, Cuts, Honors and Reflection On My Voice

The past two weeks have been dominated by higher education cuts, conferences, writing, and massive reading. In short, I’ve been busy being a graduate student in the U.S. As Emory … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Emory U Joins Coursera & I’m A Debbie Downer

Today, Emory University joined about a 100 other universities in partnership with Coursera. It was probably pretty poor timing for Emory, though. Just this week the administration announced that they … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Emory University Students Plan Meeting to Discuss Program Cuts: Details

Per a notice from Facebook please note the following is happening Monday, Sept 17th at Noon in the Quad at Emory University:   Discussion of LGS decisions Public Event · … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Emory University’s Program Cuts Get Ahead of The Curve

I had a plan for the next blog post which rarely happens. I’m a one-and-done kinda girl on this space. I write it when I write it and I move … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 6 Comments

Do School Vouchers Impact Outcomes for African American Students? Not So Fast.

I had the good fortune to be in the right place at the right time when Sara Goldrick-Rab, Sociologist and UW-Madison professor, took her first look at a provocative Brookings … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reckless Theorizing Without A Net: Women, Blogging, and Power

Two things prompted the rampant display of theorizing you’re about to see unfold in real time. One was a chance conversation with a group of powerful, accomplished women academics. The … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 11 Comments

Sociology and the “Queen of Versailles”

I am a bit of a documentary film fan. It’s a recent development so don’t ask me my feelings on “Paris is Burning” or “Tongues United”. I tend to start … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 · 1 Comment