[UPDATE] Cracking the Ivory Tower, Due Oct 18

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The editors seek abstracts for essays sharing advice, unique stories or sage wisdom for graduate students at all levels. The goal is to increase transparency and a community of support for graduate students. We welcome abstracts which focus on personal experiences from graduate students at every stage in their academic career (i.e. first year, post Comprehensive exams, ABD, etc.). We also accept abstracts from recent grads, adjunct professors and tenure track professors. All humanities fields are welcome to submit.
Abstracts should be no more than 200 -300 words. Please also send a CV and a 100 word biography by October 18. Selected essays must be submitted by January 1, 2014. Essays should be written in a style appropriate for both academic and popular audiences. Essay length is no more than 7000 words. Please send all submissions to Kayla Paulk: klp68@pitt.edu.

Topics should include but are not limited to:
-Dealing with personal hardships in grad school
-The Art of Balancing personal life and academic life
-Your path to finding an academic focus
-Negotiating Race and Gender in grad school