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July 3, 2019

Imagine Otherwise: Sandra Ruiz on Resetting the Colonial Clock

Cathy Hannabach interviews curator and professor Sandra Ruiz about Puerto Rican anti-colonial resistance and imagining otherwise towards decolonization.

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November 21, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Craig Santos Perez on a Decolonial and Demilitarized Pacific

Craig Santos Perez talks about poetry as a social justice practice, communal storytelling, and the movement for a decolonial and demilitarized Pacific.

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August 15, 2018

Imagine Otherwise: Gayatri Gopinath on Queer Diasporic Aesthetics

Professor Gayatri Gopinath discusses queering visual culture, revolutionary diasporic aesthetics, and the importance of mentoring queer scholars of color.

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May 8, 2018

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to ask for a letter of recommendation from a professor or employer: what to include, how far in advance to ask, and how to follow up.

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May 3, 2018

Cultural Studies Careers Workshop

Career mentorship for how to find cultural studies jobs, identifying industries and workplaces, write applications, and rock interviews.

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February 27, 2018

Collaborative Research for Junior Faculty: Finding Projects

Once you've decided on your partners for collaborative research, you'll need to find projects that meet your collective goals. Here's how to identify such projects and navigate them over time.

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February 13, 2018

Collaborative Research for Junior Faculty: Finding Collaborators

Academic collaborations can help you meet your career goals if approached right. Learn how to choose the best partners to work with on projects.

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February 6, 2018

Mentoring Students Pursuing Non-Academic Careers

Mentoring students pursuing non-academic careers is both possible and vital even if you don't have any experience beyond the academy yourself. Here's how to get them what they need.

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October 17, 2017

Finding Non-Academic Mentors Regardless of Your Career Path

Non-academic mentors bring a wealth of career expertise and life advice. Here's how to build and nurture the relationships that will sustain you in whatever careers you end up pursuing.

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October 9, 2017

Building Your Professional Network and Community

How to build and nurture a professional network and community of folks from diverse career paths to help you over the course of your career.

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September 5, 2017

Grad School Mentorship: Julia Jordan-Zachery, PhD

Julia Jordan-Zachery shares how she helps mentees identify what they really need, find their truths, and stay true to who they are.

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August 29, 2017

Classroom Icebreakers to Kick Off a Great Semester

What to do on the first day of class to ensure a great semester? Here are some classroom icebreakers that get students engaged and comfortable.

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August 22, 2017

Grad School Mentorship: Kate Drabinski, PhD

In our Rockstar coach series, we introduce you to the guides in our Grad School Rockstars community. This week, Dr. Kate Drabinski discusses carving a unique path from within the one you're on, biking as an act of bonding, and resisting the urge to hide behind being busy.

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August 15, 2017

Grad School Mentorship: Terry Park, PhD

Terry K. Park talks about on building community through careful listening, and how good mentorship is driven by patience and compassion—on both sides.

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August 8, 2017

Grad School Mentorship: Cathy Hannabach, PhD

Cathy Hannabach on the value of collaboration, holistic mentoring, and how she helps mentees figure out what they really want out of a career.

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June 29, 2017

Weekend Reading: Academic Mental Health

Academic life requires a considerable amount of emotional and psychological labor, but the academic conversation on mental health lags woefully behind. From mentorship to teaching to managing burnout, our readings this weekend address the mental health crisis in academia.

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May 18, 2017

Weekend Reading: Emotional Labor in the Academy

Academics are getting better at talking openly about the intellectual and physical work academia demands. But the requisite emotional labor is often more difficult to identify and manage. As we finally name the mental health crisis in higher education, our latest weekend reading reflects on its invisible emotional terrain.

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May 5, 2017

Cultural Studies PhD Careers: Workshop for Job Seekers

Workshop on the many possible careers for a cultural studies PhD, as well as how to research industries, tailor application materials, and interview well.

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April 18, 2017

Setting Healthy Boundaries in Academia

Why boundaries in academia are so important for work life balance and how to set and protect them amidst the hustle bustle of academic life.

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April 11, 2017

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation for a Student

How to write a letter of recommendation for a student, including figure out whether you can honestly endorse them, where to begin, and how to follow up.

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April 5, 2017

Imagine Otherwise: Karen Jaime on Queer Puerto Rican Slam Poetry

Karen Jaime chats about NYC queer and trans* Puerto Rican poets, how masculine-of-center and butch professors can use the classroom as an artistic/activist space, how poets paradoxically use language to bust through language barriers, and why queer and trans artists of color turn to multimedia work for social justice.

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March 16, 2017

Weekend Reading: Accessibility in Academia

For this latest edition of our weekend reading, we’ve gathered posts that explore tangible steps we can take to make academia more accessible and push back against the structural inequalities that make time-management and goal-setting especially difficult for anyone who isn’t able-bodied, white, cisgender, or wealthy.

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March 14, 2017

Academic Mentoring: How To Be a Good Mentee

Being a good mentee doesn't just mean saying yes all the time. Learn how to keep your academic mentoring relationships strong over the long term.

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March 7, 2017

Academic Mentoring: How To Be a Good Mentor

Why interdisciplinary scholars should seek out mentoring opportunities and how to be a good mentor, helping mentees thrive.

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February 28, 2017

Academic Mentoring: How to Find a Good Mentor

Academic mentorship can be vital to thriving in graduate school and faculty life. Here's how to find a good mentor to guide you in your career path.

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July 22, 2016

Choosing Professional References for a Postac or Altac Job Search

Choosing professional references who really get you and your career goals is vital for a postac or altac job search. Here's how to find them.

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