Month: August 2011

You Can Patent That?

If you’ve ever clicked once to buy, you’ve taken part in an activity that has implications across the North American technology sectors for how consumers interact with the books, music, and movies they love on their digital devices.


On academic collaboration

Collaborations are frowned upon in the humanities: monographs are still the prime currency in tenure and promotion, and our training doesn’t prepare or encourage us for the give and take that collaborative writing demands. For me that’s a shame, because I love writing with others.


So You Want to Be a Grad Student Mama

Performing motherhood while completing grad school is a complicated role to negotiate, and there are costs and benefits to consider. I write this post to discuss my own specific experiences as a media studies grad student mama, and propose considerations for a dialogue on the place of children and parenting within academe.