Clarissa's Blog

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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Latest Blog Posts

Gendered Time-outs

on Jun 19, 2018

I ask Klara, “Do you get time-outs at school?” “No, mommy!” she says indignantly. “I’m not a boy. I’m a girl. Time-outs are for boys.” I hope everybody realizes that I didn’t teach her this partic...


on Jun 19, 2018

Turns out the season finale of SVU (an ideologically very lefty show) was all about anti-DREAMer propaganda. The new progressive position, it seems, is that legalizing Dreamers is unfair because they are “privileged.” They are not real vi...

Different Stages

on Jun 19, 2018

This is the promised post on different stages of academic life. Graduate student. The main big thing that differentiates a graduate student from an undergrad is that nobody babies and praises you all the time any more. As a talented undergrad, itR...

Please share. I’m having an outstanding year so far with my reading choices. There has been a couple of losers but overall I’ve discovered some amazing books this year.

A Godly Lifehack

on Jun 19, 2018


What’s the Plan?

on Jun 18, 2018

In the most difficult moments of my life, the words that always helped me the most were “what’s the plan?” Knowing that there’s something beyond the horrible situation of right now, something to plan for, something to grab on...

The reason why people are very often unhappy in academia is that they don’t live in a way that corresponds to the stage of academic life they are actually in. Take, for instance, the widely known post-tenure blues. I was having a bad case of th...