I had a moment of panic when I was registering myself for the AAA meetings in November. I’m going primarily to try to get a job, being unemployed. With the film, job applications, trying to get stuff published, and this blog, I seem to be even busier than when I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Haverford last semester. But we all know that none of that counts when people look at your badge and see “unaffiliated” in big letters. Especially at a job interview. So … a brief moment of panic when I had to enter my affiliation on the registration form. Then it struck me: “SavageMinds.org.”
Turns out I’m not so unaffiliated after all … Now if only I could get paid somehow …
UPDATE: I hadn’t read about Daniel Drezner before writing this. Don’t know if it was because of the blogging. I suspect it had something to do with it. Things will change though. The entire Chicago law department recently launched one big collective blog. (via Abi.) Also worth reading are Sean McCann’s thoughts on the pros and cons of tenure. (via Timothy Burke)
3 thoughts on “Hiding Behind a Badge at the AAA”
Hehe… sounds somehow familiar…
Concerning savageminds.org, you’re actually a journal editor!
great idea! Let us know how that affiliation works out. I’ll be nice to hear a success story of a blogger as opposed to someone being fired or deined tenure because they blog.
“Turns out I’m not so unaffiliated after all … Now if only I could get paid somehow …”
Hey, this is my motive to bring my studies to another grade. Now you re badly disillusioning me.
All the best. 🙂
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