Malinda Smith writes, for the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, a blog piece on racism. The piece itself is very thoughtful, about both context and strategy, and it includes links to listen to experts speak regarding a university Anti-racism Taskforce as well as a link regarding the mis-predicting of responses to racism.
Welcome to the C-SWIG site!
Our next meeting is January 18th from 7-9pm.
This month we discuss conferences. What is the value of attending conferences? How do you prepare a conference paper? Come share and learn presentation strategies, how to handle questions, how to navigate the cult of personality at academic conferences, and session jumping. Importantly, we will ask (and answer!) how to have a dialogue within a conference session!
This meeting is just in time for the upcoming AAG! If you've never been to an academic conference, this is a great chance for demystification. If you're an old hand at conferences, please come share your wisdom, tips, and rants.
Hook and Eye, a Canadian feminist academic blog, provides some thoughtful opinion pieces on conference participation.