A Whistling Girl

What I’m Reading Now

What I’m Reading Now

Ahmed, Sara. On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. Amazon description: “What does diversity do? What are we doing when we use the language of diversity? Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education, as well as her … Read more »

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In Defense of Despair

Apr 22, 2015 | Uncategorized

For many of us, our commitment to higher ed began as a kind of love affair didn’t it? A cliche indeed, but it’s true. I’ve heard the sentiment from colleagues much more level headed and pragmatic than I. Higher ed was supposed to be this barely sullied space for ideas and ideals. Ideas and ideals … Read more »

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The Moral Bucket List or Could David Brooks Actually Be Right?

Apr 20, 2015 | Uncategorized

I am usually wary of David Brooks’ patronizing conservatism and the predictable but still tiresome ease with which he feels he can speak on my behalf,  but this past week, his column, leading the way among the most popular and emailed of recent NY Times articles, began showing up on my social media feeds and … Read more »

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