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Raging Against The Machine

It has taken me a little time to grasp the different writing conventions of academe. Writing for a conference presentation is not¬† like writing for publication which can be totally … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Redux: If The Private Sector Wants a Perfect Employee, It Should Train One

Originally posted on tressiemc:
There are a few narratives floating around in the atmosphere these days about labor, training, and credentials. There’s the one that says we have serious skills…

November 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Problem With For-Profits? The Education Assembly Line

My latest, co-written with the estimable Sara Goldrick-Rab, is hot off the presses at Contexts! It’s right on time with my Facing Race talk. There was some talk there that … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mo’ Degrees, Mo’ Problems at Facing Race 2012

I am really honored that Julianne Hing invited me to speak about higher education, race, gender, and inequality at the Applied Research Center’s 2012 Facing Race conference. Not only did … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Higher Education ‘Crisis’: Facing Race 2012

As I head out to speak at Facing Race 2012, I’m reviewing some of my thoughts about the nature of the higher education crisis that occupies the news lately. This … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Why 2012 Is Not Like 2000

This post is my meta post-election round-up post. As such, it’s all over the place. Do with that as you will. First on my plate is the hand-wringing among many … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

But We Loved Our Black Nanny! Privilege Distress and State Violence

Originally posted on The Weekly Sift:
In a¬†memorable scene from the 1998 film Pleasantville (in which two 1998 teen-agers are transported into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV show),…

November 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

Digital Humanities: Egalitarian or Just A New Elite?

That’s the question I posed back during #twittergate. I refuse to stop using that tongue-in-cheek name out of pure, unadulterated spite at this point. The intentional myopia about what was … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

November 1, 2012 · Leave a comment