White Ally Researchers, Can You Answer The Tough Questions?
Recently, I had come across a researcher who identified herself as an ally to a group that she studied. This researcher at the time was a postdoc and some of the participants expressed concerns that she was building a career off of their voices. I decided to look at the researcher’s publications. Every single paper,…
Thoughts on deconstruction and reconstruction in academia
I find it interesting how much of deconstruction and reconstruction varies based on what field you work in along with subfield in academia. This will be mainly written from a Western perspective, which perpetuates some assumptions that do not apply everywhere. My personal definition of deconstruction is more of a critical analysis and taking apart…
The BBC’s Ableist and Racist Coverage of Prof. Jason Arday
On February 23rd, 2023, the BBC did a story on Prof. Jason Arday, a Black sociologist set to become Cambridge’s youngest Black professor. Here is the link to that story so that you can read it yourself and so you have context for why I am extremely angry at this coverage: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-64717079 Let’s begin with…