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global politics, relationally

8 Dec 2016
by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson
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Melt Our Guns

Or, “in which PTJ attempts to use some reflections on the aesthetics of progressive rock to flesh our a way for international studies scholarship to ‘go on’ in these turbulent times.” Our wide eyes Aren’t naive They’re a product of … Continue reading

3 Sep 2016
by Patrick Thaddeus Jackson
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Safe spaces and hospitable classrooms

In my last post here I argued that the infamous University of Chicago missive about “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” rested on a rather profound mischaracterization of the issues as being about preventing student discomfort in the classroom. The position … Continue reading

25 May 2016
by Brandon Valeriano
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Embracing our Failures

Guest post by Sara Mitchell, University of Iowa My daughter recently played in the regional high school team tennis competition, she played singles in addition to the number one player on her team (#1 at regionals). On the drive home, my … Continue reading

19 May 2016
by Brandon Valeriano
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Turning Over the Table: Failing or Succeeding in the Tenure Process

Navel gazing at the tenure process continues and anxiety can be crippling. The same unfortunate lessons keep coming up, the University will outlive us all.  We can be discarded at any time or for just about any reason, regardless of … Continue reading