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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