My favorite part of the job market this year had to be the campus visits. These are like extreme first dates where both parties assess each other to determine compatibility for a long-term commitment. The pace is frenetic. After landing, you’re “on.” For roughly 48 hours (minus sleeping time) you carefully maneuver between competent academic [...]
If Brutus wrote a letter of reference for the academic job market (institution redacted).
The last few months pulled me in so many directions. My grandmother discovered and overcame cancer, the job market picked up, I traveled for interviews, went to the BSA’s (British Sociology Association) annual conference in London, worked on the manuscript, submitted an article, and spent time overseeing student research on my hometown of Long Beach, [...]
“The need for improvisation means that sociologists have to rely on their personal resources, dig into what they have learned in their lives outside of school, in order to find ways around and through the thickets of doing science in the midst of real life, which us somehow not behaving the way it ought to [...]