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 Kathy Khang

Kathy Khang describes the concrete steps she took to overcome depression and the cultural stigma mental health issues carry within the Asian American, American, and Christian cultures. 

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.