Dissertation Fellowships and Postdocs; Or, Getting More Money for Humanities Research

Research is best done when the researcher has the time they need to read, think, collaborate, write, get feedback, and interact with the broader scholarly community. Research and writing should ideally unfold on their own time, and should not be rushed. But, what the fuck, we live in a world of deadlines, of too many … Continue reading Dissertation Fellowships and Postdocs; Or, Getting More Money for Humanities Research

Graduate School and Other Crucibles: A Podcast Interview

In fall 2014 I applied to well over a dozen PhD programs. I was struck by the difficulty of genres like the statement of purpose, about which there existed almost no resources. My mentors in my master's program were incredible helpful, and I wanted to share the advice they gave me as well as the … Continue reading Graduate School and Other Crucibles: A Podcast Interview

PhD Applications and the Dreaded Statement of Purpose

Notes on the What and Why Applying to graduate school is one of the toughest decisions you will make; but you don't need me to remind you that, because if you're here for advice then you've already heard that line from every "how to" guide. It's an important point, but its proliferation in discussions of … Continue reading PhD Applications and the Dreaded Statement of Purpose