I will post for my class, and then I will go home. At home, I will write my letter of recommendation and read Mignolo. I will return to campus early to deliver the letter, and I will clear up matters around the office, particularly with regard to grading papers. I will create a format for … More E agora, José / Dulzura por dulzura
Resistance is no longer an option, it is a necessity. That is the last line of a very good essay you should read slowly. #OccupyHE. Axé.
I took this with my phone in Oaxaca de Juárez on 26 October 2013. It is part of a wedding parade, outside the amazing Templo de Santo Domingo. I am interested in the clown costumes, which resemble those used in Cajun Mardi Gras; the clowns act in a similar way. Apparently these clowns also appear … More Diasporic medieval Afro-European peasant culture
I believe I can afford a Mexican Fullbright. I think I can live on what they offer for “maintenance,” and pay bills at home with what they offer as a “stipend.” This would be amazing. #OccupyHE. Axé.
Science is finished, said the scientist I talked to today. The word implies critique, but it is now taken to mean production and profit. Science not oriented in those directions will not be done again. This makes teaching very painful, he said. Students go into biology because they know they can make things to sell. … More Science news today
I have decided one really does need a PowerPoint or some sort of visual aid on a projector. That cannot be misused, of course, but it is a good idea. One should read the abstract and explain it, and then on the PowerPoint have an outline of the paper, with a few quotations and images, … More Presenting papers
Otro tema que el estudio del FCCT revela es la pérdida de solidaridad entre colegas y el surgimiento del individualismo como valor dominante entre los investigadores. Esto se debe en buena medida a la exacerbación del elitismo y del sentido de privilegio particularmente en las universidades con la aceptación de puntismo, que ha generado una … More Los puntos negros de la academia
These are musicians at the Cathedral of Oaxaca, October 21, 2013 at noon. I could, and hope at some moment, to write a very poetic post about this Mass which was essentially my first adventure in Mexico this time. Axé.
“There is zero solidarity in a meritocracy, even a fake one, as the anthropologist Sarah Kendzior demonstrates in a recent series of hard-hitting articles on the adjunct situation. Just about everyone in academia believes that they were the smartest kid in their class, the one with the good grades and the awesome test scores. They believe, by … More Academy Fight Song
Paul de Man was a con man or worse. Never having been an acolyte I am unaffected, but it is still fun. #OccupyHE. Axé.