The Chronicle of Higher Education has a major article out now on bullying in the academic workplace, “Academic Bullies.” I was interviewed and extensively quoted in it, so if you’re curious, you can read it to learn the heretofore undisclosed location of my first tenure-track job. (Many thanks to the article’s author, Piper Fogg, who provided Historiann … Continue reading Academic bullying: these boots were made for walkin'
There have been a number of good posts ’round these parts recently that have continued discussing bullying and harrassment in academic work environments, especially as they affect women faculty members. (Not so happy trails today, friends–but be good to your horse anyway.) See for example Clio Bluestocking’s appalling stories of harrassment: part I, part II, and part … Continue reading Academic bullying and discrimination round-up, yee-haw!
Every time I post on bullies, I get linked to by national blogs (thanks Chronicle of Higher Education, Suburban Guerrila, and Inside Higher Ed!) and the outpouring of misery is disturbing and sobering. The hair-raising stories recounted in the comments here, here, and here have really touched me, and I hope all of you are on … Continue reading Academic workplace bullying: run away, indeed!
Yesterday the New York Times featured an article on workplace bullying and the (according to the author) “pink elephant. . . lurking in the room” is the fact that female bullies target other women much more often that not. In the article, “A Sisterhood of Workplace Infighting,” leadership coach Peggy Klaus says that “female bullies … Continue reading Women bullying women
Another year down the rabbit hole, and happy birthday to Historiann.com! Actually, I think my first post went “live” on December 31, 2007–you’ll see some older posts in the archive, but that was when my designer and I were just tinkering around and working out the format and look of the thing. So perhaps today … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Rose at Romantoes and Erica (a.k.a. “Cleanser”) at the good old daysfound some fun little gizmos for blog analysis last week, so I decided to put Historiann.com through the wringer too to see what we’d have left over to hang out on the clothesline. Here’s what the random and non peer-reviewed internets have to say … Continue reading Welcome to Historimann.com, a NASCAR and law enforcement blog by and for menz
Again, from the mailbag, cries of help from someone else stuck in a bullying department: I’m writing because I’ve been enjoying your blog (as does my wife, another Ph.D.) and your airing of concerns over academic bullying has struck a cord. While I’m not directly the victim of such things, I see it at my … Continue reading Exasperated Eduardo endeavors to escape the bully-boys
And by “we,” of course, I mean “me,” Historiann. (There is no we, unless you count my family member Miles who runs this blog and hosts it! Thanks again, Miles!) This is just a little shout-out to all of you early American history, women’s history, Barbie, and cake fans (and the few, the proud John Adams haterz … Continue reading We "love" our "readers!"
Many people find there way here by googling “academic workplace” or “academic bullying,” but every day dozens of people come to Historiann.com after googling “Barbie,” “Barbies,” or the word “Barbie” modified by several different adjectives. (“Eccentric barbie outfits,” or “Barbie wedding dress” are two popular iterations.) Weirdly, on Tuesday someone googled “sean (sic) cassidy doll,” and it led them here! Was … Continue reading Incan Barbie, Arequipa
PART II OF A TWO-PART SERIES This post is a follow-up to yesterday’s post, which was about workplace bullies and the ways in which they can come to dominate a work environment by driving away some people while turning those who remain into bullies themselves. According to Robert Sutton, “[R]esearch on emotional contagion, and on abusive … Continue reading Don't sue–run for your lives! (Part II)