DePaul University: safe for white male scholars only?

We’ve gone over this here before, friends–in “DePaul tenure process takes a turn for the . . . ” last May, and in “Women in Catholic higher ed:  do we exist yet?” last January, it sure looked like DePaul University was in the running to beat even Baylor University’s record of discrimination in advancement!  (I … Continue reading DePaul University: safe for white male scholars only?

Are you an adjunct instructor or lecturer? Plus memories. . .

Don’t neglect to take the survey on contingent academic labor this month sponsored by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce.  Here’s the blog post on it, and here’s a direct link to the survey. I know people think that tenured regular faculty like Historiann were somehow born in tenured faculty positions or leaped immediately into our … Continue reading Are you an adjunct instructor or lecturer? Plus memories. . .

"A Girl's Life"

I watched Rachel Simmons’ A Girl’s Life last night on PBS.  It offered four in-depth profiles of girls from different class and ethnic backgrounds facing four different major challenges in adolescence today:  body image, cyber bullying, violence among girls, and academic achievement.  Interestingly, there was no discussion of sexuality whatsoever–neither homosexuality nor heterosexuality. My one word review?  … Continue reading "A Girl's Life"

Feminism, "Post-feminism," and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Michelle Goldberg’s article about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Feminism’s Last Line of Defense,” makes the point that she’s the last (and sadly, probably will remain the only) Supreme Court justice who was famous for her feminist work and who was present at the creation of Second-Wave feminism’s important revisions of American law.  (For more on Ginsburg, see this … Continue reading Feminism, "Post-feminism," and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

'Good people skills' probably means not telling your supervisors to 'kiss my a$$,' unfortunately!

Susan O’Doherty at Mama Ph.D. has some interesting thoughts about the gendered expectations of women in professional leadership positions.  She writes, A few years ago, one of my clients, “Ellen,” a brilliant and forceful young woman, informed me that she had received a negative work evaluation. I was surprised to hear this, since her reports … Continue reading 'Good people skills' probably means not telling your supervisors to 'kiss my a$$,' unfortunately!

AHA blogging round-up: how will we keep them down on the ranch, now that they've seen NYC?

In case you missed it, Hotshot Harry checked in with us last night from the AHA with his second report.  Meanwhile, there are some other folks blogging the conference–some of the most interesting posts are listed below (with thanks to Cliopatria and The Way of Improvement Leads Home for pointing them out to me.  Please note … Continue reading AHA blogging round-up: how will we keep them down on the ranch, now that they've seen NYC?