107: Being a Chicana PhD Lecturer: On the Margins but With a Whole Heart with Dr. Diane Nevarez

107: Being a Chicana PhD Lecturer: On the Margins but With a Whole Heart with Dr. Diane Nevarez

This week I’m privileged to share a vulnerable episode with our special guest, Dra. Diane Nevarez, who shares her experience being a Chicana PhD lecturer.

Tune in to this episode to learn about what it’s like:

-teaching as a contingent professor with no insurance, while on government assistance, and while unable to afford rent in California

-being a Chicana mother-scholar resisting the narrative that you can’t be a mom in academia

-finding the silver linings in higher ed, like identifying all the good people and having access to spaces our parents didn’t have

-and what happens when you find out you’re being undervalued in academia

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To read the article she wrote for the LA Times, go here: https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-11-09/uc-lecturer-union-strike-pay

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