Doing Service Work on Purpose as a Full Professor

Everyone says that when you are promoted to Full Professor, the service burden increases dramatically. Having been promoted a few months ago, I can say that my service burden increased dramatically and immediately. This is not surprising give the research that shows that women put in an average of five ...read more
By |October 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Unauthorized immigrants, global capitalism, and the potential of deferre…

Starting at 18:00, a video of Tanya Golash-Boza talking about her book DEPORTED at the Economic Policy Institute. ...read more
By |September 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How to be a prolific academic writer

I often hear academics worry they are not putting enough time into writing. But, how much is enough? For me, two hours of writing every weekday is more than enough time to be extremely productive.For the past ten years, I have written for two hours a day, five days a ...read more
By |September 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

How to Write an Effective Diversity Statement for a Faculty Job Application

Faculty job postings are increasingly asking for diversity statements, in addition to research and teaching statements. According to the University of California at San Diego website, “[t]he purpose of the [diversity] statement is to identify candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance ...read more
By |September 1st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

You and Your Chair: Buddying Up Or Staying Detached

This is a guest post by Noelle Sterne.Dissertation coach, editor, scholarly and mainstream writing consultant, author, and spiritual counselor, Noelle has published over 300 pieces in print and online venues. In her academic consulting practice, Noelle helps doctoral candidates wrestle their dissertations to completion. Based on her practice, she addresses ...read more
By |May 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Writing a Literature Review: Six Steps to Get You from Start to Finish

As Get a Life, PhD is approaching two million (!!) page views, I am pulling out some of the "Greatest hits" from the archive. The post below is the most read post of all time on this blog, with over 125,000 views. I often share this post with my students ...read more
By |February 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments