Norma Coates reflects on what she learned about academic advising and mentoring from her own PhD advisor, Michele Hilmes.
In the second post in our “Honoring Hilmes” series, Ben Aslinger praises Michele Hilmes for her intellectual curiosity and willingness to mentor a diverse array of students and projects.
Finding the feminism in media studies can sometimes mean finding feminism in ourselves and enacting our own agency to make change, no matter how small it may seem.
To minimize the impact of the distance between us when we left graduate school, we committed to a weekly one-hour appointment. Though our weekly chats began as a way to maintain our friendship, they quickly became a way for us to continue to reap the benefits of our supportive work relationship and to navigate the perils of academic life.