Adventures in (Post) Gradland

Thoughts on life after the PhD

The PhD Placement Project

If you’ve spent any time reading “don’t go to grad school” essays, you’ve probably noticed one thing that comes up again and again: a lack of placement data. Prospective grad … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Just Don’t Go: Article Round-Up

Not surprisingly, Rebecca Schuman’s “PhDon’t” Slate piece has generated plenty of impassioned agreement and disagreement in the blogosphere and beyond. Some of the responses made me nod my head even … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

The things I didn’t know

I wrote a lot about rape when I was a teenager. I didn’t write stories about rape. But most of the stories I wrote—and I wrote a lot of them … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The weight of words

I begin to doubt the power of words. This frightens me. My whole life is built on words–reading them, writing them, interpreting them, gushing over a select few of them. … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 2 Comments


I’m kind of stuck right now. I have a lot of ideas for posts in my head, some that I’ve actually written lengthy drafts of. But I find it a … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Chimpanzee and the Rhino

I’ve been telling this story a lot lately, and I’m not really sure why. Maybe getting to the end of my grad career inspires a lot of reflection. Or maybe … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cheryl B.

I never met Cheryl B., but I really wish I had. I first read about her on Sinclair Sexsmith’s blog (the two of them created Sideshow: The Queer Literary Carnival … Continue reading

June 28, 2011 · Leave a comment