My unconventional journey along the tenure track has inevitably led me back to the arduous task of juggling a job search in addition to research and teaching. I admit, I have been an avid reader of advice columns and blogs about the academic market in recent years. I have had my share of horror … Continue reading Market Madness
My recent junket on the job market has brought forth many reflections on why I chose to pursue a career in academia in the first place. I think back to the moments in my education when I made conscious choices about what I would and would not do with my graduate training and career. … Continue reading A Conscious Choice
This week I completed reviewing my page proofs and creating the index. I have approved of the jacket copy and blush at the strong endorsements provided by scholars in the field. All that is left is for the manuscript to go to press!! I’m dreaming of the UPS man delivering my advanced copies in … Continue reading My First Published Book!!!!
As I have continued to make my rounds at professional conferences, summer institutes, and various university campuses I have been overjoyed to learn of all the other thirty-something black female PhDs who are making waves in the academy! It’s always great to see a friendly face, but to make contact with a friendly face … Continue reading Let the Circle of Sista PhDs be Unbroken!
I have heard much discussion about and have even experienced some of the difficulties of being a career-oriented woman. The balance of work and quality of life---which often means family—is not always easy to maintain. One has to consider if and at what point marriage and child-bearing (and the thankless task of childrearing) will … Continue reading Single Black Female…..Mother.