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Academic Relapse, Part 3: Total Recall

Academic Relapse, Part 3: Total Recall

My academic relapse is in full-swing. I am caught up in the terror and hope of it all. I am placed back into the position of the powerless graduate student, and the feeling that I should have known better returns. I think about how we are still trapped in the toxic culture of academia. How our self-worth and ability to empathize is steadily ripped from our identity the longer we stay in academia.

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Academic Relapse, Part 2: The Return

Academic Relapse, Part 2: The Return

I continue my story of my academic relapse and my ventures into the past. I’m starting to unpack the trauma and emotions associated with being sued by a former professor, so stay tuned. This week, I talk about professors as dinosaurs, forced to eat their young in order to survive (even though we all know they’re going extinct regardless—both of ‘em). I talk about how, to higher education, the task of education itself does not matter

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Academic Relapse, Part 1: Time Travel

Academic Relapse, Part 1: Time Travel

In this post I talk about my (re)lapse into academia, the weight of trauma, and the shock I felt when it was all over. My legal battle is over, and I’m somehow left still standing. The blog will remain up permanently, I get to keep the series of posts “Why I Left Academia,” and finally, I feel I have my writing back. Now that I’ve reclaimed my words, I have a lot to say. Which is to say, buckle up academia.

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