Sometimes a personal crisis can turn into a professional opportunity.
How to pigeonhole yourself in the nonacademic track without even realizing it.
The “do what you love” mantra is troubling but so is the opposite notion that work is inherently displeasing.
I’ve found it satisfying to master a field that’s considered a boy’s club. But what does it say about me, as a staunch feminist, if I’m relying on masculinity to convey my worth?
The average female grad student doesn’t get her Ph.D. until she’s turned 33. Is it even possible to make it to tenure without worrying about your biological clock?
Most academics are harried and overworked. So why are so many of us blogging on top of it all?
Why is it that the more we know, the more we feel like frauds?
Graduate study is increasingly out of reach for those not born into the right circumstances. More of us pursuing advanced degrees should acknowledge that.
University instructors aren’t as insulated from technological change as we might have thought. From a labor standpoint, that could be bad news.
A disproportionate number of contingent professors are women. What’s going on—and what can we do about it?
When we chose Lady Economist as the name for our blog, we knew we were playing with loaded terminology. But the criticism we faced taught us a lot about where women stand in academia.
Economics has a long history of being a macho science as well as a dismal one. That’s changing, but is it changing quickly enough?