- Manuscript rejected: Moving onward and upward
- What's wrong with the term 'person of color'
- My Vassar College faculty ID makes everything OK
- A Day's Work: The Explotaition of Day Laborers as a Cautionary Morality Tale (from De Colores)
- How to prep for grad school if you're poor
For graduate students:
- Graduate student mental health articles & resources
- Of Monsters and Mentors: PhD disasters, and how to avoid them
- The Not-So-Secret Guide to Dissertating
- Completing Your Dissertation without Tears
- Dissertation in a Nutshell
- The hiring process at teaching colleges
- Writing a research statement
- Sample teaching philosophies
- Preparing for your campus interview
- How to fail on the academic job market
- Negotiating your first offer: consider negotiating things like teaching load; course release; funding for technology, research, books, travel/conference expenses; paid visit to look at houses; relocation/moving expenses; family/housing benefits (e.g., reserving spot in university day care center)
- Research or mission? Professors of color face tough choices on where to work
Words of wisdom from Dr. Chezare A. Warren of Michigan State University:
5 ways to significantly strengthen a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal outlet:
1) Be explicit about the scope and/or aims of your paper within the first two paragraphs, and then actually do in the paper what you say you were going to do in the paper.
2) Literature reviews are NOT summaries or intellectual genealogies. They are critical syntheses of the existing literature that demonstrate both your knowledge of the academic discourse (e.g. gaps and shortcomings) and the contribution your paper is making to ongoing research conversations associated with the paper's major topic area(s).
3) Make sure your argument can be supported WITH the evidence that you provide.
4) Clearly demonstrate how and why you are using specific theoretical frameworks or interpretive perspectives you present in the paper. This includes describing in clear, accessible terms--appropriate for the journal's audience--how these frameworks support your capacity to accomplish the aims of the paper described in the introduction.
5) Make a contribution. After reading the paper, I should be clear about the ways your work is ADDING to the knowledge base, rather than simply corroborating what we already know.