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How I learned to love talking to the media

Okay, I'll be honest. I don't LOVE talking to the media. But I have learned to stop hating it, worrying about it, and avoiding it. I might go so far as to say... I like it? Many academics aren't comfortable talking about their work in public venues, including in media interviews and on podcasts. It's… Continue reading How I learned to love talking to the media

Academic life

Anti-racist practice: the work

The events of this week are pushing me to articulate what it means to work from an anti-racist position in my coaching practice and beyond. As a white person, I recognize that my understanding of institutional power is clouded by racial privilege - I am not seeing the full picture of racism in academia because… Continue reading Anti-racist practice: the work

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Academic life, Decluttering

Help! How do I organize my digital documents so I can stop wasting time searching?

Welcome to the first installment of Ask an Academic, a new series on the blog where I answer reader questions about all things academic. Today's letter comes from a reader in Moncton, a location shockingly nearby to my current hometown of Sackville. Go New Brunswick! Getting organized Dear Leslie, I would love advice on how… Continue reading Help! How do I organize my digital documents so I can stop wasting time searching?