A blog about academia, graduate student rights, and the need for reform.

Find me on twitter @postphdtheblog

This is a resource of information I've gathered from conversations with alt-academics, graduate students, faculty members, and deans.

If you have a story to tell, get in touch.


May 3, 2018 u


My latest post "The Myth of Meritocracies" is live, check it out here

A survey that addresses graduate student exploitation is underway, thanks to Billy Bryan and Rebecca Jarvis!

In the process of coordinating an online group conversation, if you are interested in participating, get in contact with me.




the posts that started everything:

Disclaimer: I in no way believe that my Ph.D. story is unique or special. Just the opposite: I know it happens all the time, often in even worse ways. My decision to leave Academia afforded me the privileged position to be able to speak out without fear of sacrificing my success. .