I hate doing literature reviews. I always feel I have not read enough. I worry that what I write will be ‘wrong’ because I have missed some vital piece of literature. These feelings never seem to entirely go away, even though I have been publishing papers for over a decade. I can certainly relate to […] … Continue reading Trouble with your lit review? Try the “Daisy” diagram.
A new study on law school internship hiring has yielded interesting and dismaying results regarding the influence of both social class and gender on hiring. A c.v. study found that call back rates for men track class indicators, with men having c.v.s indicating lower class origins markedly disfavored relative to men with markers for higher […] … Continue reading Study on call backs for law internship shows gender & class bias
What is a stairway? What does a stairway represent? What do you think of when you hear the word "stairway?" I considered all of these questions while reading today's prompt on The Daily Post: Stairway Since I've been thinking about my career trajectory fairly often lately, I suppose it makes sense that my thoughts immediately … Continue reading Stairways
Critique like this is why I study literature and media, and especially why I study speculative fiction. A great example of this can be seen oddly enough in Man of Steel when Lois Lane asks Superman what the S on his chest stands for. He tells it means hope in his people’s language and Lois … Continue reading Superman and Diaspora, by Child of the Cosmos
A student's comment on reading Maya Angelou: “We’re always put down by society, men, and sometimes those who love us. It’s why I have this on my mirror, it gives me strength every day to walk into the world as a black woman.” Powerful. via Using Poetry to Facilitate Discussions — Heart of a Teacher
Congratulations to PhD candidate Emma Vossen, who made the top 25 list in the annual Storytellers contest. Never heard of it? Read more, and watch the video! Source: Emma Vossen, storyteller
Professormex notes: "..while Elysium whitewashes the main character, it’s important to note the character is (supposed to be) a person of color, and, at least in theory3, is ultimately in reclaiming paradigm shift.” There is so much to consider in this analysis of Elysium. I think that it's important that the protagonist died (in the … Continue reading Professormex, The Nerds of Color, on “Elysium and the 1%”