Tales From The Tower: Managing Depression and Anxiety in Graduate School

On this episode of Tales from the Tower, Keyshia shares her story about managing depression, anxiety, and a difficult advising relationship in graduate school. Following her tale, Daphne, Keyshia, and Rachel discuss strategies that promote mental, social, and physical well-being in graduate school. If you’re interested in anonymously sharing your tale, reach out to us at info@theebonytower.com. *This episode is sponsored by Taupe Coat. Visit their … Continue reading Tales From The Tower: Managing Depression and Anxiety in Graduate School

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

Preparing to Publish

Publishing is one of the most daunting tasks Ph.D. students and young faculty members need to do. Just thinking about writing an article can trigger imposter syndrome and self-doubt. The process of daily writing can also make you aware of all the bad writing habits you’ve picked up over the years, including that pesky undergrad procrastination. Publishing also requires us to learn new procedural requirements … Continue reading Preparing to Publish

Podcast Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Scholar Spotlight with Dr. Rockquemore aka The Realist Advice You’ll Ever Get  On this Scholar Spotlight episode, TET interviews Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore, Founder and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and author of The Black Academic’s Guide to Winning Tenure Without Losing Your Soul. We discuss Dr. Rockquemore’s educational trajectory, her inspo for starting the NCFDD, and Dr. Rockquemore gives … Continue reading Podcast Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Podcast and Chill

The Ebony Tower Contributors Graduate school leaves little time to sit quietly and enjoy your surroundings. Many of us like to escape into nature, while some of us escape into Netflix. Both hiking and Netflix and chilling can be great. But they also soak up a lot of time. Whether it’s planning a weekend trip to the mountains for some fresh air, or planning a … Continue reading Podcast and Chill

The Academic Job Market aka That Other Job You Signed Up For

By Aria S. Halliday (@Queen_Diva6) For many traditional* academics, the “job market” is the scary place you go to find the worth of your PhD. The “market” in the past twenty years has seen lots of changes and led to PhD programs scaring students into believing there’s only one right way to get a job. In my previous post, Learning How to Break Up, I … Continue reading The Academic Job Market aka That Other Job You Signed Up For

From My Hair to My Passport: On Being Latinx, Black, White, and Caribbean Simultaneously

It was moving through the borders of the Caribbean, between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, within the US, and through the many conversations I had with other Caribbean and Black scholars that I realized that I was many things simultaneously Continue reading From My Hair to My Passport: On Being Latinx, Black, White, and Caribbean Simultaneously