S04E22 | #NewProf Now What? Pt 2: What About Our Loved Ones?

Listen here. Rate, review, subscribe! More about PhDiva Liz Wayne‘s new job! What happens to your personal life when you get that coveted academic job and have to move away? We advance in our careers but family advance in age. Liz and Xine Yao talk about how the academic job market affects dating and family. How are we…

S04E21 | #NewProf Now What? Pt 1: PhDiva Liz on New Fears, New Professionalism

Listen. Subscribe! hDiva Liz is now a tenure track Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering! After preparing for the job market, how do you prepare for the anxieties of negotiation and starting the job? In this first part, Liz talks to PhDiva Xine about the rapid professional…

S04E18 | Who is Scandalized by the Admissions Scandal? Interview with Maryam Toorawa

Listen here. Subscribe! Who was actually scandalized by the ‘scandal’ about rich people using their money to get their questionably gifted kids into elite American higher education? PhDiva Xine discusses structural inequalities in US and UK higher education with Maryam Toorawa who works in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion and whose experiences span Cornell, Bryn Mawr,…

S04E16 | PhDivas Talk Tarot: QTPOC Occult in the Era of Secular Science

Listen here. Subscribe! Why are the PhDivas interested in tarot cards and the art of divination? PhDivas Liz and Xine separately delved into tarot: this is their first full conversation about their practices of self-care. The classic Western deck has been reimagined by disenfranchised peoples. Xine draws from her research about the importance of QTPOC…

S04E13 | On Being in Public Pt 2: When Our Voices Make Us Into Targets

Listen here. Subscribe! Here come the trolls! Degrees, peer-reviewed publications, respect in the field — markers of academic respectability do not shield scholars, especially BIPOC women, when people don’t want to hear what we have to say. Remember PhDiva Xine’s naivete in our previous episode? A month after recording, she tweeted a critique about Asian…