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global politics, relationally

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

9 May 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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“Liberal Intolerance” and other misnomers

Today, Nicholas Kristof had a piece in the New York Times ‘admitting’ to ‘liberal intolerance’ in academia. In relevant part, he says: I’ve been thinking about this because on Facebook recently I wondered aloud whether universities stigmatize conservatives and undermine intellectual diversity. The … Continue reading

27 Apr 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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On Request: Marketing Your Book

So you’ve written a book, and gotten someone to publish it, you’re done, right? It turns out that, though it depends on the professional incentives around your particular situation, in general, no, you’re not nearly done. You have just started … Continue reading

14 Apr 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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News Report: Angry Women Angry Again, Part 2 of 2

A few days ago, I posted with a strong reaction to Inside Higher Education’s framing of female political scientists as angry. I think that my reaction was quick and strong both because the piece and conversation warranted it, and because … Continue reading

12 Apr 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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News Report: Angry Women Angry Again, Part 1 of 2

The other day, Wendy Wong posted at the Duck of Minerva about race, gender, and having a career in IR – particularly in response to the American Political Science Association’s choice of a stock image of a random Asian woman as … Continue reading