Research Pipeline

This is post #2 in my mini-series on organizing your research (also, here is #1 and #3). If you're a regular reader of this blog, you may have read about my Low-Key System for Managing Academic Projects. This post is an update to that original concept as well as some general advice about creating project … Continue reading Research Pipeline

Research Themes

This is post #1 in my miniseries on Organizing Your Research (find post #2 & #3 here). I remember having a moment of clarity after reading/hearing (?) Roopika Risam discuss how she organizes her research interests (see her awesome website for inspo). Up until then, I was like a lot of current early-career academics: jumping … Continue reading Research Themes


Fall Break is almost here at my institution. For most of us this means a three day weekend. Because I teach on a Tues/Thurs schedule it means a four day weekend for me. My question is: do you rest on these occasions? Academics in particular, but also many of us I suspect, don't actually take … Continue reading Rest