Tales From The Tower with Dr. Riddhi Bhandari

In this episode, Daphne and Rachel are joined by Dr. Riddhi Bhandari, a Zuzana Simoniova Cmelikova Visiting Scholar at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. In addition to discussing her research, Dr. Bhandari also shares her experience of navigating academia and the job market as an international scholar.  Continue reading Tales From The Tower with Dr. Riddhi Bhandari

Ask Ebony Anything III: From Applying to PhD Programs to Defending the Dissertation

In the latest installment of Ask Ebony Anything, Daphne and Rachel offer advice to prospective graduate students interested in beginning the PhD application process (4:30), provide tips on how to get a glowing letter of recommendation (14:10), offer insight into selecting between and negotiating with graduate programs before the April 15th deadline (21:40), and provide guidance on preparing for the dissertation defense (30:50).  Resources –Pomodoro … Continue reading Ask Ebony Anything III: From Applying to PhD Programs to Defending the Dissertation

Scholar Spotlight & Book Talk with Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack

For today’s Scholar Spotlight, Daphne and Rachel interview Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack about his new book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students. In addition to discussing important findings and implications from his book (15:00), Dr. Jack also provides insight into his academic journey (1:17) and the experiences that shaped his research agenda (9:00). Finally, the professor offers advice on finishing the dissertation (21:05), … Continue reading Scholar Spotlight & Book Talk with Dr. Anthony Abraham Jack

Tales From the Tower: Pregnancy, Health, and Parenting in Graduate School

In this episode of Tales from the Tower, Whitney shares her story of managing postpartum complications, dismissive healthcare providers, a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy, and parenthood while also navigating graduate school. Whitney, Daphne, and Rachel also discuss how race and social capital shape the healthcare experiences and outcomes of black women.   *This episode is sponsored by Taupe Coat. Visit their site today: www.taupecoat.com* Resources:  Why America’s … Continue reading Tales From the Tower: Pregnancy, Health, and Parenting in Graduate School

Ask Ebony Anything II: For-Profit Programs and Long-Distance Love

In this new installment of Ask Ebony Anything, Daphne and Rachel begin by discussing the professional and financial considerations that prospective graduate students should take into account when deciding to pursue a PhD at a for-profit college (1:24). They then shift gears and provide insight into maintaining long-distance relationships while in graduate school (9:20). The pair also give advice on structuring the CV (16:09) and … Continue reading Ask Ebony Anything II: For-Profit Programs and Long-Distance Love

Tea From The Tower: Free Speech and Diversity in Higher Education

In this episode, Daphne and Rachel discuss the latest news and gossip in higher education, including how the government shutdown has impacted academic researchers, the controversial Notre Dame job ad, and the consequences of free speech in the academy. They then discuss the question of the day related to the role that academics of color play in addressing issues of race and diversity in higher … Continue reading Tea From The Tower: Free Speech and Diversity in Higher Education