The Professor Is In

The Professor Is In answers all your questions about the academic career. Dr. Karen Kelsky and prod ... more

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March 23, 2022 00:41:01
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Ep 3:18 How Is Academia Like Gardening?

When you think about academia like a garden, the analogy clarifies a lot of things. First off, not every plant can thrive in every spot; also, plants need constant resources in terms of water, fertilizer, sun, and attention. We don’t judge one growing zone over another- they aren’t better or worse, they are just different.  […] ...

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March 16, 2022 00:30:27
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Ep 3:17 Co-Writing As a Productivity Hack

Collaborative writing is a great productivity hack when it works. But how to make it work? In this episode Karen and Kel talk to Dr. Julia Hornberger and Dr. Sarah Hodges, who have maintained a weekly Zoom collaborative writing practice over two continents for the past five years. They explain the technical logistics of making […] ...

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March 14, 2022 00:40:24
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Ep 3:16 Leaving Academia - All The Cool Kids Are Doing It!

It’s the newest trend! Join the thousands who are saying goodbye (and good riddance?) to the academic career!  If you spend any time on Twitter, you know that lately, it seems to be packed with academics loudly and honestly pretty happily announcing their departure from academia. So much so that the people staying in are […] ...

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March 01, 2022 00:39:41
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Ep 3:15 Managing Rejection

Karen and Kel talk about coping with rejection, moving beyond the typical advice to “take a break, come back to it later, etc. etc.” (which is good as far as it goes!) to discuss the deeper issues of identity and emotion that rejection triggers. Drawing from an essay by Dr. Gavin Lamb, “4 Reasons Why […] ...

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February 22, 2022 00:42:16
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Ep. 3:14 Imposter Syndrome

We talk Imposter Syndrome: what it is, why we get it, how to overcome it. We talk about gendered messages, structural racism, and being told you don’t belong; ie: it’s not Imposter Syndrome if they’re always treating you like an imposter. We ask why it so often intensifies precisely when you experience professional success, like […] ...

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February 16, 2022 00:35:13
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3:13 Lighting Your Fire

We are back! Thank you for your patience!  Kel and I needed to rethink the podcast; basically we love to talk TO people, and after two years wanted to find a way to make the podcast more of a conversation with the community and less just the two of us (with the occasional guest). So, […] ...

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