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When Grief and Academic Failure Collide

Last week I shared some reflections on how I use scholarly productivity as an escape in response to grief. After I published that post, I thought more about it. What I didn't really engage in that post, and something I try to avoid thinking about, is what happens when I'm...

Grief and Productivity

Today marks the 12th anniversary of my mom's death. October has been a difficult month since 2006, but this year it has been especially tough. I've had dreams reliving the events of October 2006, more so than I ever have before. I'm still processing why that might be, and when...

Positionality for Practitioners

Last week, I shared some ideas about extending researcher positionality beyond qualitative work and out across the entirety of social science research. In addition to the role of positionality in research, I've thought a lot about how we could use positionality for practitioners. Positionality isn’t simply a tool for researchers. Positionality...

Positionality in Social Science Research

My doctoral program in higher education at The University of Alabama had two built-in minors: social foundations of education, and educational research. In the social foundations minor, I was able to take a deep dive into issues related to diversity and social justice. in the educational research minor, I was...

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