Tag Archive | higher education

Teaching While Me, Part II: Beyond the University

I guess you could say I’m an “accidental” academic. I’d always planned to get my PhD (since the ripe old age of 15!), but it was so I could be a psychologist.  In the hazy, adolescent vision of my career, I’d have a private counselling practice, and do some university teaching on the side.  The […]

Teaching While Me, Part I: On Being a Freelance Academic

“Teaching While Me” is modeled after Tricia’s excellent “Teaching While Black” series.  I’ll be sharing my reflections on universities, teaching, and being a “freelance academic“.  This first post is inspired by my most recent teaching position: a required course on equity and education. _________________________________________________________ I’ve arranged my academic life such that I get to do all […]

White Places and Diverse Spaces

Note:  This is a post about Whiteness.  It will occasionally make reference to specific white people.  However, Whiteness ≠ “specific white people”.  To learn more about this difference, start here. I’m standing in front of two of the oldest buildings on campus.  They date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, their grand Roman/Gothic […]