I’ve been really happy with my progress the past 8 days. It’s November 8, day 8 of Academic Writing Month, and I have a total of 7649 words so far, toward my dissertation. Day 1: 1827 –this was the best day, by far, if we’re talking sheer numbers. I researched for 2 hours first, and then…… Continue reading Writing Hangover: Or, Academic Writing Month, Day 8
I’ve learned and relearned over the years that an important part of my writing process is taking time to reflect. I doubt I’ll post every single day of Academic Writing Month, but I will write some of my thoughts after each completed day and I’ll put some of those thoughts here on the blog. So,…… Continue reading Academic Writing Month, day 1 reflection
At the prompting of one of my mentors, I’m committing to Acacdmic Writing Month, or AcWriMo, the academic equivalent to National Novel Writing Month (which I always observe with a mixed sense of awe and horror). The daily goals look a bit different for AcWriMo than for NaNoWriMo, and it’s really easy for both to…… Continue reading Goal Setting
I told my therapist that I want to find my own path, instead of following someone else there. All the paths I’ve followed in my life so far have had someone ahead of me, that I’m trying to follow, attempting to stay with. (1) It hasn’t worked out well. Yes, I’ve ended up in some good places,…… Continue reading Finding my own path
I came across this article as I was scrolling through Facebook a few days ago. Chiitaanibah Johnson, a Native American student, was expelled from class in a university for disagreeing with a professor who said that “genocide isn’t really what happened” to the indigenous population in North America. This professor also glossed over slavery and land theft…… Continue reading Owning Up to Our Mistakes: Pedagogy, Accountability, and Authority
I passed my exam. I’m now All But Dissertation. I’m still in a bit of a haze, but I’m also eager to get to work on my dissertation and start applying for jobs. I have so much I could write about, but that will have to wait until I’m a bit more coherent.
I’ve been reading lots and lots and lots and lots of theory lately. I have my comprehensive exams for my PhD coming up. I’m doing a lot with the concept of ethnicity in my work, since I decided to craft a reading list that looks at ethnic literature around the United States. I have some…… Continue reading Thoughts on Essentialism/Antiessentialism in (anti)Race Discourse