Ethnicity Studies · graduate school · Politics of Education · Writing

Writerly Angst and Grappling with My Privilege

I’ve been unable to write much lately. Part of that is because of my depression and anxiety issues. Part of it is grad school burn out. Part of it is doubting the usefulness of my life’s pursuit. Part of it just comes from being overwhelmed with teacherly duties. And, part of it stems from the…… Continue reading Writerly Angst and Grappling with My Privilege

Ethnicity Studies · graduate school · Politics of Education

Indians in Expected Places: Musings on Deloria and Canon Formation

I finished reading, not that long ago, Philip J. Deloria’s Indians in Unexpected Places. While I have known for a while that American Indians (and, really indigenous peoples all over the world) have had a larger role in cultural development and have participated in popular culture such as films, athletics, and music much more than…… Continue reading Indians in Expected Places: Musings on Deloria and Canon Formation

art · Ethnicity Studies · graduate school · Politics of Education

“Consider the Context.”

The other day, I posted this as a status on Facebook: It’s amazing what a few years and some learning can do to my perceptions of literature. The first time I read Uncle Tom’s Cabin, I was twelve, and I cried my eyes out because of the horrific incidents and the tragic characters. The second time…… Continue reading “Consider the Context.”

Politics of Education

The Stupidity and Redundancy License

Today, I went to a roundtable discussion arranged by my campus Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) chapter. The guest, Levi Bryant, author of the blog Larval Subjects, and professor of philosophy, had an informal discussion with a group of graduate students and Dr. Ron Brooks, our First-Year Composition program director. In this conversation, Dr. Bryant…… Continue reading The Stupidity and Redundancy License