Course Description This course examines what it means to be an American and why the criterion for becoming an American has changed throughout U.S. history. We will consider why immigrants and migrants were (and are currently) perceived as racial and ethnic “others” and think critically about what it means to be a multiracial, multiethnic, and... Continue Reading →
By Sarah King & Tiffany Baugh-Helton As part of our sub-series “Getting along in Grad School,” today we’re looking at how to sustain friendships as a grad student. Look for forthcoming articles in this series, “Getting Involved as a New Grad Student,” and “Creating a Cohort.” Graduate school offers a rare opportunity to forge friendships... Continue Reading →
There is no need to panic if you find speaking up in graduate seminars difficult. Like anything else, public speaking is a skill that you can develop. Here are some approaches that you might find useful...
Course Description With the recent 2016 presidential election in mind, this course uses the history of American presidential elections to examine how gender has shaped campaign issues and outcomes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Presidential candidates throughout US history have used gendered rhetoric as a campaign strategy to appeal to voters; at different moments... Continue Reading →
This list of podcast episodes provides a jumping off point for those of you who are interested in using podcasts but are intimidated by the sheer number of options out there and don’t know where to start.
Taking care of your body is one of the most crucial aspects of graduate school. Here are some tips that can help you take back some control over your body during periods of peak stress and help ensure good physical health.
Graduate. School. Is. Expensive. Even if you have a position as a teaching assistant… Even if you receive grants and fellowships… Even if you only buy used books full of very excessive and unhelpful underlining from the previous reader… Graduate. School. Is. Expensive. Building a diverse resume as a graduate student is an inherently expensive... Continue Reading →
This piece explores important "dos" and "don'ts" for scholars on the cusp of signing with an editor for their first book.