Earlier this year, in the midst of working on my dissertation, I found blogging to be a healthy refuge through the loooooong days. It provided me a space to write without the persistent editing (and censoring) I must do in traditional academic writing. So, like Jeff Kosbie, I wrote a blog post on defining my career as a sociologist for myself — specifically a career that will be informed by my passion to make the world a better and just place (see below). Also, check out Michelle Kweder’s piece, “Why I’m not waiting for tenure to change the world…”
I hope you’ll be inspired!
Being forced to watch the world whirl by me as I worked on my dissertation was tortuous: two cases on same-gender marriage heard by the US Supreme Court; horrendous media coverage of an already horrendous rape case in Steubenville, Ohio; a racist attempt…
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