Academia is about accomplishment on three levels: teaching, grant capture and publications. All three provide their own set of challenges. Yet, there is something about publishing your first journal article or book – it often provides both exhilaration and relief. You feel you are on your way to becoming a true academic. For people of … Continue reading Signing Your First Academic Book Contract
Mitzi J. Smith, PhD on Writing and Publishing
Please see the following interview of the phenomenal Prof. Mitzi J. Smith as she shares her insights on publishing. Primarily, academics are assessed based on their: teaching, writing and research, and their grant capture. Many people are "stuck" regarding their publishing. In the UK, there is a system (REF) which frustrates the goals of secure … Continue reading Mitzi J. Smith, PhD on Writing and Publishing
Building Your Own Table
I remember being told that there was no room for me to be hired as a Lecturer or Professor in a major university in England. My work was valuable enough for me to sit on panels and to write - contributions which are often required but unpaid. Yet, I was not quite "good enough" to … Continue reading Building Your Own Table
Black Women Navigating Academia
If you have ever wondered about the challenges of Academia and the potential toll on your mental health, this brief blog and the following podcast is for you. Why are so many Black women in academic institutions enduring burn out and discouragement? Why are so many severely undervalued? For those in Religious Academia, is the … Continue reading Black Women Navigating Academia
Mentoring Cafe, Self Inventory – Where Do You Stand?
Before securing a mentor, it’s helpful to take a self inventory. What is it that we most want and need? What are the strengths we have and what are the deficits we seek to overcome? In her book, Lead from the Outside, Stacey Abrams provides significant resources and insights for mentorship that we think you … Continue reading Mentoring Cafe, Self Inventory – Where Do You Stand?
Mentoring Cafe, “Unbow Your Heads, Sistahs”
“Unbow Your Heads, Sistahs,” If Beale Street Could Talk, James Baldwin. Mentorship is a central tenant of success within Religious Leadership broadly, and Religious Academia in particular. Having someone vouch for your work and ideas, who can help convey the right story within your dossier and who will also align you with the right people … Continue reading Mentoring Cafe, “Unbow Your Heads, Sistahs”
Resources for Research Paper Writing The Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network has recently introduced its new Mentoring Cafe in partnership with the British Sociological Association's Sociology of Religion (SocRel) Study Group. As with our post last week, we mentioned that Academia relies heavily upon publications as an indicator of both the academic's contributions and as … Continue reading Mentoring Cafe
M2M is Proud to Present the Mentoring Cafe
The Misogynoir to Mishpat (M2M) Research Network is proud to co-sponsor its first Mentoring Cafe with the Sociology of Religion Group (SocRel) on November 15, 2021 from 1-2 p.m., BST (London time). All are welcome! SocRel is part of the British Sociology Association (https://www.britsoc.co.uk/) which was founded in 1951. As part of their goal … Continue reading M2M is Proud to Present the Mentoring Cafe