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The "So what?" of ideology

l’m currently reading scholarship in an area where participants are debating the whole structure and agency thing. I don’t want to call anyone out, so the people involved in the argument will remain anonymous. 244 more words


Three ways to enjoy your PhD

Doctoral study has been getting a lot of bad press lately. Many of the criticisms are legitimate, but it’s easy to get lost pointing at problems. 554 more words


Fujoshi Friday: King of the Animals Part I

From July 5th to 18th K: Missing Kings, the filmic emissary of the (aka: K Project, K (anime), [K], and Gay among other monikers) franchise, premiered in Los Angeles and Paris and hit Japanese theaters before infiltrating cities across the United States in specially arranged screenings. 457 more words


Announcement: Fujoshi Fridays

Despite the unannounced hiatus and the haphazard posts, yowlingyaoi continues, this time with renewed (or at least recycled) energy and (hopefully) academic fervor. Beginning next Friday, a new series titled Fujoshi Friday begins. 62 more words


One crisis passes at UT - what lies ahead?

If you have been following the news about the University of Texas, where I am a professor in the Department of Government, you will understand my previous post about stress.  352 more words


Voices from Beyond

Recent messages I have received from people from my alma mater. The first is a response from the alumni office about whether there were any alumni groups for non-Christians (I had offered to form/lead one if not). 301 more words


Rant: on graduate student rights and the state of the academy

Two things happened at my university in the past two months that I am trying to wrap my mind around. What follows are my thoughts, somewhat wandering and confused, on the circumstances. 1,189 more words