In Focus

In Focus articles are thoughtful and practical writings addressing the unique challenges and joys of women in the academy and professions. Topics include those dealing with the academy, professions, relationships, singleness, career decisions, and child-bearing and child-raising in the context of study and work.

By Kate Peterson

Pondering her pre-tenure review, an assistant professor considers what she might change and what she cannot change to meet expectations.

By Kate Peterson

An assistant professor in the humanities writes about her thoughts and prayers as she begins the new semester.

By Elizabeth Brunner

Elizabeth Brunner considers whether staying at home with children is wasting her hard-earned PhD.

By Christine Jeske

Some people easily find themselves in community with friends and neighbors, but what if you’re in a place where that just isn’t happening?

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