Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia
:: For those of us living alternative-academic, post-academic, and freelance lives, we don’t have set tracks to follow. Our tracks are, by necessity, set by our own creativity. They literally (there’s that word again) are what we make them.
:: My doctoral program did a really great job training me to be an expert in an area of study—but not a really great job training me to share this expertise with the world outside of academia.
:: So, what does it mean to be a freelance academic?
:: Networking: Don’t you think, in our new virtual age, we can strip the word of its sleaziness and imbue it with what it has given me these last few weeks? A community, and hope?
:: Indeed, the biggest change required to become a Freelance Academic is to recognize that, in the words of a dear friend from grad school, They’re never going to let you in the club.
:: Rape is commonplace until you try to prove to someone else that rape happened.
:: She tries to say she is sorry, so sorry, but the words fly away like birds.
:: White liberals love Colbert. He’s their hero. Colbert (and others like him) is white liberals’ modern-day Atticus Finch. He’s a screen-based liberal hero who makes white liberals feel good about themselves by taking down easy conservative and right-wing targets.
:: Given our precariousness and our responsibilities, what is our responsibility as adjunct intellectuals?
:: Why haven’t I been blogging? Fear.
:: Since NTTs are no less driven or intelligent or educated than their tenure-track colleagues, what do we do with our creative energies?
:: How do we teach our law students to prioritize alternative sources of knowledge? To prioritize "vernacular thought, theory, community, maps, places, intuitions"? This seems to me to be a critical lawyering skill, at the intersection of client counseling,...