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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

The Economics of PhDing

From GenomeWeb comes a summary of Lee Skallerup Bessette’s post on Insider Higher Ed about one of the hidden expenses of academic life: the conference debt. This post started as … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · Leave a comment