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My Zero Semester and its Ramifications

This being the last week of class, it seems appropriate to reflect a bit more on the semester just finishing. Bluntly, this has been an awful semester for me in terms of things that count toward reappointment, tenure, and (nonexistent) merit raises. If you don’t want to hear me whine a little about the suckitude…

Look look, a new journal on gender, science and technology! See the inaugural call for papers below the fold.

RBOC: Alice’s March Catch-up edition

Okay, so what on earth *have* I been up to, if not blogging? I’m catching you up (rather like the recitative bits in opera – dry, dull, but advancing the action, rather than arias which are beautiful but don’t get you anywhere much) with some RBOCs…

Call for Manuscripts: Special issue of Engineering Studies: Journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies on “Engineering and Social Justice” Editors, Engineering Studies: Gary Downey (Virginia Tech, USA) and Juan Lucena (Colorado School of Mines, USA) Special Issue Editor: Jen Schneider (Colorado School of Mines, USA) This planned special issue of Engineering Studies invites…

Optimizing publications for a Ph.D. student

New blogger Mrs. Comet Hunter is in the latter stages of her Ph.D., and she’s at the stage of trying to figure out how to break her work out into discrete publishable chunks. She recently wrote a post about the topic, and she sent me an email to ask some related questions. With her permission,…

PhDs, publications and pipelines

Three papers, an introductory chapter and some broad conclusions. Those are the ingredients of a Ph.D. dissertation in it’s simplest form. That recipe doesn’t tell you anything about all the blood, sweat, tears, and sleepless nights that go into those papers. It doesn’t mention how your personal and professional identity gets inextricably tied up with…

InaDWriMo Wrap-up

The month of November has but 11 hours left, and with it, I bid farewell to InaDWriMo, the month in which I (and many other brave souls) pledged to make significant progress in our academic writing. I set before myself three goals: complete and submit a grant application; complete major revisions to a paper; and…

InaDWriMo Week 3: And then it all fell apart

Having worked on my writing every day for the first two weeks of November, I concluded last week feeling rather optimistic about InaDWriMo’s success in getting me to increase my productivity. But I was also very tired. And in order to make time for writing every single day, I was working longer hours (i.e., seeing…

InaDWriMo: Alice midweek 3

Since my public confession, I kind of have gotten my writing groove on. I think I’m ready to turn revision-paper #1 around (at least, send it to my mom to see what she thinks), and I’ve made progress on the gender-diss paper. Yay me! Now moving on to class prep, and meeting prep…