higher ed in color
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Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
[The blank page.] I’ve come to realize that my biggest fear in grad school is facing the blank page. Track changes don’t even scare me anymore, because I can work through one edit at a time. But the blank page.... it’s super scary. I often have to hype myself up. I wrote on my to do list... write your shitty first draft. What is your biggest fear?
Time to organize this lit review. Currently importing sources into the new version Refworks. What is your preferred reference software? #gradschool #gradschoolproblems #phdlife #criticalracetheory #dissertation #phdstudent
[Swipe left.] Resistance looks different for everyone. My research and my work as a scholar-practitioner is my resistance. My research is rooted in critical race theory in education. My goal is to tell the counter-narrative that specifically addresses systemic inequities. #higheredincolor #blackphds #blackphd #criticalracetheory #criticalracestudies
Today. I feel recharged and ready to finish strong. Over Thanksgiving break, I spent a lot of time figuring out my schedule for completion. I started conducting interviews and I emailed my advisor with my updated timeline. Now that I finally feel unstuck, I’ll be sharing the lessons I’m learning during this Doctoral journey. How have you gotten unstuck?
#repost @shaunking This act was introduced to the Senate on 3/22/18, “read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs” via congress.gov. Apparently, the Mashpee do not qualify as “Indian” therefore the Trump administration decided not to challenge a ruling where a Judge said that President Obama could not protect the land. In September the Mashpee sued the administration. If Congress doesn’t act, the Mashpee will lose sovereignty over their land. #happythanksgivng
Sooooo.... what topics should I cover on IG? I’m looking for some ideas.
I’d like to thank @latina_academic_wife_mama via @academeology for sharing this quote. I’ve been meditating on this quote for the last few days. My office has been understaffed and I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. So I dropped my “school” balI. I did enough so I wouldn’t throw myself totally off traffic. (I’m almost set for focus groups and interviews in the next two weeks.) Today, I officially bounced back. I spent the day in the library. And for the first time in a long time I don’t feel overwhelmed. I feel like I got this. #classof2019 #doctoralmomlife #dissertation #phdlife #blackphds
My hair is no longer in a puff, which means I’m getting my life together. My office should be fully staffed soon so I can finally refocus my efforts on grad school — instead of staying up to do the work of three people. Sign ups are coming in for my focus groups and interviews, NVivo is installed on my computer, and I’m reorganizing my schedule so I can get back to a regular writing schedule. What roadblocks are stopping you from making progress? #blackphd #blackphds #dissertation #phdlife #phd #edd
And with that knowledge, how do we fight systemic oppression? #educationequity #highered #blackphd #blackphds