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Navigating Academic Conferences webinar

Navigating Academic Conferences

July 24, 2017 Blog

Conferences are the backbone of academic community building. But what are you supposed to actually do there? Learn how to build your professional network through academic conferences, manage your energy levels and nerves, get productive feedback on your work, and avoid going broke in the process.

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Writing a Kick-Ass Conference Abstract

July 18, 2017 Blog

Brief genres of writing like the conference abstract pose particular challenges. How do you effectively cram all your research, theories, and ideas into a few hundred words? How can you meaningfully convey that your work is worthy of a larger platform? Here’s how to make your conference abstracts shine.

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Sunaina Marr Maira on The 9/11 Generation

May 15, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Sunaina Marr Maira discussing her book The 9/11 Generation: Youth, Rights, & Solidarity in the War on Terror.

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Rebekah Sheldon on The Child to Come

May 12, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Rebekah Sheldon discussing her book The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe.

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Tressie McMillan Cottom on Lower Ed

May 8, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Tressie McMillan Cottom discussing her book Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy.

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Minh-Ha T. Pham on Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet

May 6, 2017 Blog

Come join Ideas on Fire for an Author Meets Critics sessions at the 2017 Cultural Studies Association conference, featuring Minh-Ha T. Pham discussing her book Asians Wear Clothes on the Internet: Race, Gender, and the Work of Personal Style Blogging.

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Workshop for Cultural Studies Job Seekers

May 5, 2017 Blog

In this hands-on workshop, participants will hear from academic as well as non-academic employers and learn strategies for navigating their job searches. Ideas on Fire will share how cultural studies scholars can build diverse, exciting careers beyond the academy and best match their skillset to careers in various industries.

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Podcasting & Public Intellectualism (the workshop)

May 5, 2017 Blog

Learn how grad students, staff, and faculty can use podcasts for public intellectual work; the process of producing your own podcast; how teachers use podcasts in the classroom as teaching materials; and the cultural politics of podcasting as independent media.

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Public Speaking for Non-Performers

April 24, 2017 Blog

Sharing your work in diverse public venues is a key part of being an engaged, relevant scholar today. Come learn strategies for rocking your teaching, conference, and public presentations from someone who has put his performance background to work in academia: Terry K. Park.

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Make Your Event Accessible

How to Make Your Academic Event Accessible

January 17, 2017 Blog

Accessibility is a social justice issue, one that academics have addressed head-on in their syllabi, university policies, and student services. But many academic events still are not accessible to most bodies. Here we offer concrete strategies (for any budget) to design your event for the widest audience possible.

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Weekend Reading: Supporting Students, Staff, and Faculty in Divisive Times

December 8, 2016 Blog

This week, we've been reading practical tips to fulfill the research, writing, and productivity expectations that come with academic work. But alongside these resources, we've also come across vital guidance on how to actualize diversity in our workplace, and how to support students, staff, and faculty in divisive times.

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Performance Tactics

Performance Tactics to Make Your Academic Presentation Shine

May 25, 2016 Blog

As academics, we constantly perform—in classrooms, at conferences, and as job talks. In other words, we constantly perform. Yet, academia tends to treat knowledge production as a disembodied act. Not all of us are natural or trained performers, but all of us can improve our ability to perform.

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Make It Work, Doing Cultural Studies Beyond the Academy session at 2016 Cultural Studies Association Conference

Make It Work: Doing Cultural Studies Beyond the Academy

May 3, 2016 Blog

Some of us work at nonprofits. Some of us run our own businesses. Some of us produce podcasts and digital magazines. Some of us are contingent faculty. Although we're differently positioned in relation to the neoliberal university, postac/altac folks are putting our cultural studies training to work in versatile and fulfilling ways.

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Beyond the Professoriate Conference 2016

Beyond the Professoriate: Postac, Altac, and Nonac Careers

April 8, 2016 Blog

Join Ideas on Fire at the 2016 Beyond the Professoriate conference, a virtual conference for PhDs in career transition. During this two-day online event, attendees will hear from doctoral-degree holders who successfully transitioned to work beyond the professoriate and learn job search strategies from career education professionals.

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