Reading Time: 3 minutes SatanCon 0 was a historic event. In my vocation, it is exceedingly rare to be a party to such an occasion. Inside the hotel grounds and convention, everything was entirely pleasant and jovial. Many of the attendees were reuniting with good friends they hadn’t seen in almost a decade. Others had been online friends for […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Part of grappling with sexual assault from a folklorist’s perspective means taking into account how it impacts communities and their cultures, and wow are there some ethical considerations to be discussed.
Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the highlights of the recent American Folklore Society meeting was a panel discussing events in #MeToo, what folklorists can specifically contribute to the discussion, and continuing problems with abuse/assault in our field. In what follows, I’ll summarize some of the highlights of the panel on #MeToo (labeled “Take Two” because we had an […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been wanting to get back to blogging, truly I have, but this semester has been rough on me not just in terms of time (over) commitment, but also due to the exhaustion of burn-out.
Reading Time: 5 minutes When I wrote about the downfall of Lawrence Krauss last month, I said that his case would be a precedent for the next time this happens, “and there will be a next time, I have no doubt of that”. I just wasn’t expecting it to be so soon: Last night, the American Atheists Board of […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes A return to the conference blogging…which is also about the return of the uncanny and the undead, appropriately enough, given that this year’s ICFA theme was Frankenstein!
Reading Time: 5 minutes How does one reintegrate into daily life after a whirlwind scholarly communication conference? Rather slowly, it turns out.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Even if you’re active in publishing and presenting your research, being an independent scholar can function like a stigma at conferences.
Reading Time: 3 minutes I have felt very isolated due to 5 years spent adjuncting. Being at this conference, it somehow feels like everything has changed.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Scholarly outreach is a major part of what I do, which is why the Scholarly Communication Institute is something I’m looking forward to this fall.