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A Toast: To My One Year Anniversary at GradHacker

A Toast: To My One Year Anniversary at GradHacker

As many of you might already know, I am a contributing author at GradHacker, a blog written for and by graduate students which is hosted by Inside Higher Ed.

This month marks my one-year anniversary at the blog, so, to celebrate, I am lifting a (metaphorical, since it is 10am) pint to GradHacker and linking to all of this year’s posts!

  1. Loving Your Back in Graduate School | May 5th, 2016
  2. Organize Your Computer with Help from an Archivist | April 24th, 2016
  3. Take Yourself on a Scholar Date | March 17th, 2016
  4. Analyzing Analytics at the University | February 14th, 2016
  5. Software for Adding Some Digital to Your Classroom | January 24th, 2016
  6. The 12 Days of an Online Class | December 23rd, 2015
  7. Ready for Your Close Up? | November 30, 2015
  8. Designing a Digital Classroom | October 4th, 2015
  9. Stop Feeding the Trolls! | September 14th, 2015
  10. Fostering an Active Online Discussion | June 23rd, 2015
  11. Learning Moments (Screen) Captured | April 30th, 2015

Each of those posts represents a lot of work and mental energy; however, they have also reinvigorated my love of writing and supported my attempts to think widely.

I have decided to re-up, so look forward to another year of how-to posts on everything from archival management and DH to writing a dissertation and finding a job.

This next year is going to bring with it a bunch of personal and professional changes, and I plan to write about all of them!

A (Brief) History of Zombies in the 20th Century

A (Brief) History of Zombies in the 20th Century

Zombies, like all monsters, have a history.

Exactly what that history means depends on the scholar doing the asking: scholars of film, media, popular culture, literature, fear, and on and on.

In this video, which I was asked to put together for an upcoming online course, I want to introduce undergraduate students to the fundamentals of zombie history: what is a zombie and how have Americans used this monster to express societal fears.

Over the last quarter, I have muddled my way through learning how to be an online instructor–from the technology to the pedagogy. Most of the time it has been a joy, but sometimes a struggle. So, I am trying to focus on the process of learning the software and the skills, instead of the frustrations and hard work. With that in mind, over the next few weeks, I am putting together a few posts on the lessons I have learned, adding my voice to the increasing numbers muddling through this too.