This week on AcaDames, Whitney discusses what it’s like to receive tenure, why she sets boundaries between her personal and professional life, and even a mathematical formula for choosing love. She also shares her experience being the only black tenure-track woman in her department, and why a home renovation was more stressful than her high-risk pregnancy.
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Discussed this week:
Whitney's dating optimization strategy, Top Tip #2 (around 7:11) in Hannah Fry's TEDTalk: The Mathematics of Love
Dating site that matched Whitney and Louie - OkCupid
National Institutes of Health full list of institutes, centers, and offices
Funding levels for the NIH, according to the list of NIH History of Congressional Appropriations, FYs 2000-2018
Whitney had major reservations about the ableist implications of how she described her first-born. Here's a corrective: “Let’s Stop Saying: ‘We Don’t Care, as Long as our Baby’s Healthy” by Sarah Sahagian
Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality. Her landmark article, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics” from 1989. Also an overview and short video.
Recorded: May 31, 2018
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