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How to Start an Academic Podcast - Podcasting microphone and pop filter in front of computer
May 11, 2020

How to Start an Academic Podcast: Enrollment is Open!

We're super excited to let you know that our newest online course, How to Start an Academic Podcast, is now open for enrollment! Academic podcasting has exploded over the last decade, allowing scholars to broaden… Continue Reading

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May 6, 2020

Coauthoring and Collaborative Writing

Coauthoring or collaboratively writing with another person can be a real joy. They bring a fresh perspective and new expertise, and having someone to share the workload means you don't have to feel you're going… Continue Reading

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April 22, 2020

Setting Up Virtual Writing Accountability Systems

Writing can be lonely. Staring at your own computer screen day after day can get tedious, and the long time frame of most academic writing means that we have to chug along on projects that… Continue Reading

Publishing Pipelines and Productive Procrastination - Kanban board with Post-its under planned, in progress, done
April 8, 2020

Publishing Pipelines and Productive Procrastination

I have long procrastinated through detailed, thorough, and color-coordinated organization schemes. They make me feel like I’m “doing something” while I’m watching TV (thanks, Grey’s Anatomy!). When I need a break from the sound of… Continue Reading

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March 11, 2020

Finding Abundance Beyond the Academy

It’s a Friday during the spring semester, and I wake up at 6:30, get to my job by 8, quickly check my school email, and make sure that I’m ready to teach the three class… Continue Reading

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March 10, 2020

COVID-19 and Upcoming IoF Events

Following recommendations from public health officials and disability justice communities, Ideas on Fire will be canceling our spring 2020 in-person events due to COVID-19. This includes our presence at the upcoming Popular Culture Association conference… Continue Reading

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