"I consider myself very fortunate to be able to work as a professor."

As an educator, I enjoy challenging students to think critically, question the taken for granted and envision alternatives to existing social injustices. Despite its many downsides, I love academia. I love teaching and I love my research. When I am not running around wearing my many professor hats, I can be found spending time with my kids...

From My Blog

What I Wish I’d Known before Becoming an Academic

In my first week of graduate school, I got a phone call from my grandmother. Up until then, I’d spent a lot of time accompanying her to doctor’s appointment...

Teaching Evaluations. I’m Over It

When I was applying for tenure, I had to compile all of my teaching evaluations. I have rarely found teaching evaluations helpful, but as I looked at the evalua...

Lactation Space Anyone?

Three months after my second child was born, I was scheduled to be at an academic conference. Unlike most conferences I attend, this one did not require me to t...

White People, Your Silence Speaks Volumes

Charlottesville has brought with it even more divisions on the issue of confederate monuments than we had seen in recent months. Somehow, an act of domestic ter...