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Academic Fugitives: An Interview with Dr. Jillian Powers

Academic Fugitives: An Interview with Dr. Jillian Powers

In this post, I interview Dr. Jillian Powers, where we finally clap back to complacent white ‘feminist’ professors, rage against the university-machine, the glory and privilege of the pursuit of knowledge, the unsung heroes that are adjuncts. Jillian also talks about living intentionally and embodying the knowledge we gained through our PhD’s. Also, Flava flav makes what is most likely his only appearance on this blog, so soak it up folks. I think Jillian’s exodus from university and her actions represent a possibility for a dissenting voice to be heard-- both within and beyond the university.

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Academic Fragility & The Strength of Those Who Left

Academic Fragility & The Strength of Those Who Left

Academic Fragility is what maintains the status-quo, much like the concept of White Fragility. This is for all of my fellow scholars who have left academia: We are goddamned heroes, not failures.

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On Leaving the Academic Pyramid Scheme

On Leaving the Academic Pyramid Scheme

If you are reading this post, chances are, you are a graduate student, or recent graduate. You have probably been surfing the web, as I did, obsessively with search words like “post-ac” and “alt-ac” and reading your fill of the ills of higher education.

It’s a difficult decision to leave, even if it might not have been a decision at all, but rather a necessity. It’s scary to leave something around which you have based your entire sense of self and identity for so long.

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