The Professor Is In

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The Professor Is In answers all your questions about the academic career. Dr. Karen Kelsky and productivity coach Kel Weinhold, with their trademark combination of candor, humor, and compassion (and a healthy dose of critique), tell you the truth about how the academy works, with strategies for reaching your goals while prioritizing your emotional well being. We go where others don't, breaking down the unspoken rules of academic culture, including all the ways it centers white folks and marginalizes everyone else. Our mission: whether you're in grad school, on the job market, on the tenure track, adjuncting, or deciding to leave the academy and do something else, we are here to support you with insights, advice, and real talk.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Ep. 2:35 Work Won't Love You Back - An Interview with Sarah Jaffe

    We are delighted to host Sarah Jaffe, the author of the new book, Work Won’t Love You Back: How Our Devotion to Our Work Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone (2021). Sarah’s ...


  2. Ep 2:34: How to Get Unstuck

    If you’ve been wondering how to bring some semblance of productivity back to your life, this episode is for you. Karen and Kel introduce Kel’s Unstuck: The Art of Productivity, a 12-module ...


  3. Ep. 2:33: Selling Yourself

    Self-promotion is a dirty word for academics but it shouldn’t be. People won’t invite you to be part of their scholarly community if they don’t know who they are. And if you ...


  4. Ep 2:32 The Problem With Passion - Interview with Dr. Erin Cech

    Karen and Kel talk to Professor Erin Cech (Sociology, U of Michigan), the author of the forthcoming book, The Problem with Passion (U California Press, 2021), about why our national obsession with “following ...


  5. Ep 2:31 Burnout v. Passion

    Burnout is the story of the 20-21 academic year. Honestly, who isn’t burned out?  If burnout is a lack of desire to do what you normally want to do, then how ...