(Season 5, Ep. 5) Peculiar Affairs in Academia with Dr. Michael Nevradakis

Our podcast episodes will now premiere on Mondays at 5pm. We’re taking a break from the Big Think this week, but it will be back next Monday. Look out for some exciting Banned Books Week content on our blog page and on twitter @ivoryboilerroom. Listen to the Episode Dr. Nevradakis’ interview acts as a sortContinue reading “(Season 5, Ep. 5) Peculiar Affairs in Academia with Dr. Michael Nevradakis”

Midweek Teaser: Dr. Michael Nevradakis and Academic Corruption

This week’s guest, Dr. Michael Nevradakis shares a Stony Brook connection with Andrew and Adam. Dr. Nevradakis is also a former podcaster, and so it’s no surprise that their interview quickly finds a rhythm to talk about some of the real vulnerabilities faced by graduate students and early career academics… especially when it comes toContinue reading “Midweek Teaser: Dr. Michael Nevradakis and Academic Corruption”

(Podcast Release) ‘The Professor Is In’ Meets ‘The Ivory Tower Boiler Room’

The Professor Is In team, Dr. Karen Kelsky and Kel Weinhold join Adam and Andrew in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room. Their discussion centers on ending gaslighting and how to push for more equity in academia. Listen to the Podcast Some Topics Covered: -Academia is a cult in need of transparency -Who is expected toContinue reading “(Podcast Release) ‘The Professor Is In’ Meets ‘The Ivory Tower Boiler Room’”

Midweek Teaser: The Professor is In!

In the last year and a half, we’ve all gotten used to wearing masks… and seeing the faces of those around us covered by masks. That kind of opacity is the opposite of what we need in academia. This week’s episode of The Ivory Tower Boiler Room invites Kel Weinhold and Dr. Karen Kelsky toContinue reading “Midweek Teaser: The Professor is In!”

(Podcast Release) Teaching and Writing to Transgress: Behind the Scenes of Academic Editing

Today’s episode is one that any teacher, writer or editor will want to listen to… whether you’re a “teacher” in the traditional sense or not. Andrew sits down with editors of “Teaching to Transgress,” the special pedagogy issue of the open-access journal Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. As a public humanities organization, we aim to bring you accessibleContinue reading “(Podcast Release) Teaching and Writing to Transgress: Behind the Scenes of Academic Editing”

A Note for Readers and Listeners #MeTooPhD, Part II

Last week we brought you Part I of our interview with Dr Helana Darwin, who shared her #MeToo PhD story with us. We are incredibly grateful to Dr Darwin for sharing her story at all, and we are grateful to our audience for listening to Helana’s story. In only two weeks, Part I of Helana’sContinue reading “A Note for Readers and Listeners #MeTooPhD, Part II”

Special Wednesday Podcast Drop: #MeTooPhD

This week, the Ivory Tower Boiler Room’s special Wednesday podcast-episode deals with the difficult but necessary subject of #MeToo cases at the university. Our guest, Dr. Helana Darwin–author, mother, award-winning scholar, qualitative research specialist–has entrusted us with her story of abuse at the hands of her own dissertation advisor. Dr. Darwin is currently writing aContinue reading “Special Wednesday Podcast Drop: #MeTooPhD”

Midweek Teaser, June 6 2021

What a week it’s been here in the Boiler Room. And if you’re listening to our podcast, you’re extra lucky, because you get a double dose. (If you’re not already listening, fix that. We’re available all over the podcast universe, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding us on your favorite platform, plus there areContinue reading “Midweek Teaser, June 6 2021”

Nikole Hannah-Jones gets a Seat at the Table. Maybe. For Now.

By Adam Katz When did we become a news site? We didn’t, but there will occasionally (read: no more than once every 10 minutes) be an item in the news that bothers us so much we have to talk about it (or boost the signal of people who are already talking about it). This willContinue reading “Nikole Hannah-Jones gets a Seat at the Table. Maybe. For Now.”

Adam’s Big Think #1:

Writing about Ourselves as Writers By Adam Katz So. The reason why I don’t feel comfortable any longer within the constraints of academia is what I’m doing right now. Starting out an essay (from the French essayer—to attempt) without a clear goal except to communicate what is on my mind in a given moment. ThisContinue reading “Adam’s Big Think #1:”

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