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

Tales from the Tower: Managing Impressions and Microaggressions

Have you ever been placed in a situation where you needed to stand up for yourself but also wanted to avoid the “angry POC” label? In this episode, Omar shares his tale about managing stereotypes in the classroom while also standing up for what’s right.  *This episode is sponsored by Taupe Coat. Visit their site today: www.taupecoat.com* Continue reading Tales from the Tower: Managing Impressions and Microaggressions

Tea from the Tower: Sonia, The Student Loan Doctor

On this episode of Tea from the Tower, we speak with The Student Loan Doctor, Sonia Lewis, about budgeting, our biggest student loan mistakes, how and when to start paying off your debts, and things to avoid when deciding to take out a student loan. Sonia shares some really honest advice on the impacts of student loan debt on women of color, the importance of … Continue reading Tea from the Tower: Sonia, The Student Loan Doctor

Ask Ebony Anything I

In this first installment of Ask Ebony Anything, Daphne and Rachel discuss personal style and aesthetics in graduate school (0:45), the merits of a mixed-methods dissertation (4:00), how to overcome a bad reputation in your department (7:27), tips and strategies for writing your dissertation while away from campus (13:45), and the politics of rearranging the dissertation committee late in the process (23:05).  Continue reading Ask Ebony Anything I