I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite site on the Citadel.
@HeyThatsMyBike Not to mention "she had to have known that publishing with a trade press would doom her chances at getting an academic job" isn't exactly the ringing endorsement of the meritocracy of the academy that one could hope for.
@JonnyFoy Gross. She very explicitly says that her pieces here are not the same as the "original scholarly research" she has published in academic journals. Also, you aren't on her dissertation committee nor on any of her academic search committees, so I'm not sure why you're breaking down her "mainstream" writing for us anyway.
But - AHP - with potential coworkers like this guy around I cannot BELIEVE you're stepping away from academia!
AHP, I love your writing and your scholarly perspective, and I can't fault you one bit for jumping the academic ship. I am a fellow PhD working as research staff at a uni and thinking about a similar leap for a decent salary. I'm particularly scared, not necessarily b/c of the "selling out" stuff, but because it seems like once I take the leap I can never come back to academia (if I want to). Any thoughts on this?
What? Wow! Congrats, AHP!!
Also, this is a great interview with a lot to say, and I appreciate it.
I am disappointed ONLY because Buzzfeed doesn't load properly on my workstation and it's difficult to read/has no images so I'm afraid I'll forget to check it to read AHP!
I don't think I've ever not-liked an interview Jia did and this one provides a ton to think about how academic work is valued and how to connect the ivory tower and the online world as both valid places to research, read, and learn from. I wish AHP the best of luck and I hope she can be a leader in bridging that gap!
1. This is deeply wrong.
2. This is super funny and I love it.
@I'm Right on Top of that, Rose Thank you! I'm so glad to see a bit of opposition to Cumberbatch's supposed hotness on the Hairpin finally. Because I really, really can't help but think he looks like Voldemort.
@leonstj I don't know how much of cumberbatch is due to his sherlock. but goldblum? you can't imagine how some one might find a very tall man with striking features and a public perception of being smart and funny attractive? like that's completely alien to you?
I dunno, I get it, I think it's funny. Hotness is subjective... If you think Cumberbatch is sexy, great! Who cares if some blog lists 917 people (and things!!) it thinks are hotter? I just enjoy reading this list and being reminded of all the beautiful people (and things!!) I could be fantasizing about.
@leonstj Jeff is playfully looking into my soul. I don't get the love of Cumby tho.