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HOW TO BE LESS STUPID ABOUT RACE earns STARRED Kirkus review!

Absolutely thrilled to announce that my forthcoming book HOW TO BE LESS STUPID ABOUT RACE just earned a STARRED review from Kirkus! Warm thanks to Stony Brook University for this generous coverage and write up!Screen Shot 2018-07-16 at 10.35.42 AM

I can’t wait for the book to get out into the world this September! Pre-order your copy today and let me know what you think!

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Academic Musings, Life Musings

3 Lessons We Can Learn from Overcommitment

MeThis semester, I’m learning quite a lot about over-commitment. Over the past month or so, I gave three talks across the country while trying to find time to teach, run the Race, Ethnicity and Inequality workshop at SBU, mentor undergrads and graduate students, fulfill treasurer duties for SREM, handle service obligations, write peer reviews and make progress on several papers and the book project. Oh, and then there’s also the writing group I’m part of, and, gosh, everything else. Finances. Self-care. Family. Social life. Romance. Unexpected crises. SLEEP. Or rather, insomnia. I got very, very little sleep during the entire months of February and March. When I started feeling the ill effects on my health, I realized it was time to take a step back and recommit to my well-being.

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Academic Musings

This Week’s Academic Goals

  1. Revise paper to send to colleague for writing group
  2. Read and comment on colleague’s paper for writing group
  3. Continue revising book proposal
  4. Submit IRB package #1
  5. Begin process of compiling IRB package #2
  6. 5 hours of library research for French Project
  7. 5 hours of library research for Fancy Theoretical Framework
  8. Identify grants for BHM project
  9. Grade Theory Quizzes
  10. Upload grades to Blackboard
  11. Review work of RA #1 and #2
  12. Assign work to RA #2 and #3
  13. Grade extra credit assignments for HDST
  14. Finish developing final for CT
  15. Finalize REI Workshop Reading List
  16. Finalize itineraries and paperwork for upcoming conferences
  17. Send material for ACJ
  18. File second ACJ report
  19. Review proofs for forthcoming chapter