Conditionally Accepted is now a biweekly career advice column on Inside Higher Ed. Our new blog posts will appear on our IHE column, located here: http://www.insidehighered.com/users/conditionally-accepted. In our first blog post, I remind readers what it means to be “conditionally accepted” in academia — the marginalization, bias, discrimination, and accusations of conducting “me-search” that oppressed scholars face regularly in the academia.
Be sure to tune in to our IHE column every other Friday for new posts from me (@grollman), and regular contributors Dr. Jeana Jorgensen (@foxyfolklorist), Dr. J. Sumerau (@jsumerau), and — introducing — Dr. Manya Whitaker (@ivyleaguelady). We continue to accept guest blog posts, which can be pitched or emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (See our suggested guidelines for guest blog posts here.)
Finally, a note of thanks. Thank you to our thousands (tens of thousands?) of readers for your time and interest, for sharing our blog posts with your friends and colleagues, for returning multiple times to see our latest content. Thank you to the few dozen guest bloggers who have given away a piece of themselves on this blog. Thank you to my department and university colleagues who repeatedly reminded me that it was silly to fear that my secret-public blog would cost me my job and, instead, that this work is important and actually valued. Thank you to friends and family who have encouraged me to fight with my passion, not against it. And, special thanks to my partner Eric (yes, with the same first name), who has never grown tired of hearing about blog posts, intellectual activism, trolls, the traumatizing experience of grad school, R&Rs, IHE, and everything else related to being “conditionally accepted.” And, now thanks to Inside Higher Ed for taking a chance on us, taking this little project prime time.
Eric Anthony Grollman