“Seeing Like a Feminist” Book Should Be Required College Reading
Lady in the Ivory Tower post by Lakshmi Sarah on May 6, 2013 – 11:43am; tagged academia, academics, books, India. Some books are easy to read, yet stay with you long after you’ve finished the last chapter. … Continue reading
Why Are There So Few Female College Presidents?
Lady in the Ivory Tower post by Lakshmi Sarah on April 2, 2013 – 4:27pm; tagged academia, college, feminism,presidents, university, women. Women make up a majority of college students, but at the top of the academic ladder, the percentage … Continue reading
The Best Conference You’ve Never Heard of: Empowering Women of Color Conference
This post is part of a guest blog series on women in academia for Bitch Magazine. I don’t exactly remember how I discovered the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) in Berkeley, California but … Continue reading
How Can Harvard Help End Rape in India?
This post is part of a guest blog series on women in academia for Bitch Magazine. Today, six men accused of gang rape in India head to court. If that sounds eerily … Continue reading
Queering the Academy: Four Signs Queer Studies is Still Fighting for a Place in Academia
When do you know your academic field of study gains mainstream support? One sign: When you do notneed to have a hunger strike in order to keep the field of study … Continue reading
Do We Still Need Women’s Colleges? Yes and No.
Women’s colleges were born out of institutionalized sexism. So, do we still need them? In mid-December the Huffington Post published a guest editorial by Elizabeth Pfeiffer titled, “Don’t Like the … Continue reading
Six Tips From Women Working Male-Dominated Engineering Fields
One of my greatest high school regrets is that I never took an auto shop class. I would have had a chance to learn some practical skills like changing oil … Continue reading
Is there an “Adobe Ceiling” for Latina Women in Academia?
In India, the roof is used as an economic indicator. Whether your roof is made of thatch, tin, or tiles sends a message about your place in society. Academia has a … Continue reading
How to Check if Your Syllabus Reinforces Patriarchy
When I received the course guidelines for the first year of my Master’s here in Denmark and Germany, I immediately Googled my future professors. I was disappointed to learn that … Continue reading
Q&A with an Editor of Race and Class in Academia Anthology Presumed Incompetent
In my last post, I explained my love for the new anthology Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. Using personal narratives, empirical studies, and scholarly essays, over … Continue reading