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On Monday, I posted two parts to my ethnic story as a white person in the US, and they prompted a variety of comments. Rather than respond in the comments, I thought I’d write another post.

Online updates

Thanks to those of you who posted on your ethnic stories. I’m thinking about replies, but need some time to do so. In the meantime, I’ve started a couple of online communities for people doing engineering education research – if this sounds like you, check out:

My ethnic story, part II

In an attempt to do my part to displace whiteness from “normal” in terms of thinking about diversity and science, I’m telling my ethnic story. This is part II; part I is here. More below the fold…

My ethnic story, part I

Some events combined last week to make me feel like ScienceBlogs needs to have a serious discussion about race and science. Here’s a place to start – how do white people tell their own racial or ethnic stories? More below the fold…

I always feel acutely ignorant when I begin to talk about racial prejudice, diversity or discrimination. I grew up in a blindingly white hometown. In elementary school, my best friend was Indian – but she was part of one of two Indian families in town – both there because a parent was on the university…

Pushed out

What do you do if you are the mother of two young children, have an academic spouse, and have just been denied tenure because of what appears to be upper-level university politics? It sounds like some sick joke, right? Only it’s not. It’s the situation that MommyProf finds herself in this weekend. Give her some…

RBOC: Heading in to spring break edition

Last week was a bear with 2.5 days at my university’s Multicultural Forum, a day of meetings, and meeting with the geothermal people on Friday, finally making it back home (the other home) about 5:00 pm Friday afternoon. However, now I’m on spring break! So while my blogging has been light over the last week,…

When Alice and I teamed up last month, we realized that we needed a new name – one that was inclusive of both of our identities and reflects where we want this blog to go. Today, we’re proud to unveil that new name and a new banner to go along with it. From here on…

Welcome to See Jane Compute

I’m so pleased to welcome See Jane Compute to the ScienceBlogs family. Jane was one of the first women in science bloggers I discovered, and I’ve been a big fan ever since. She’s been on the tenure track a couple of years longer than I, so I’ve really valued hearing her perspective on research, teaching,…

Sunshiney afternoon

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday at this time, I was frustrated by my lack of getting things done during my spring break. This afternoon, I’m feeling much better. It’s not that I’ve suddenly gotten a bunch of stuff taken off the plate, it’s just that I’ve resolved to be OK with how this…