Category: Professional Development

Black in Blue: Wearing the Badge

Black in Blue: Wearing the Badge

During the earlier days of the internets, I searched for “careers in Anthropology.” I was sailing on unchartered waters with my newly declared major going into college. I knew I loved studying cultures and the people that enriched them. I don’t remember much about what my search turned up other than a video of a group of […]

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Post-Graduate Survival

What are you doing next? Do you have any plans? So what’s next for you? The signs that you’ve graduated. And if you’ve graduated from a post-bacclureate program you’re especially expected to have an answer –– usually to conform to the logic of academia in the form of a PhD program, or some continuation of […]

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#BGMBreads

We were inspired this week by the #WomensEqualityDay Tweetup at the Sewall-Belmont House Museum to bring you a few titles that acknowledge those who have led the way for women’s equality, to include those who often get written out of the narrative or just don’t make the page. Share what your reading with #BGMBreads.

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Making the Most of Conference Attendance

Making the Most of Conference Attendance

It might seem easy to present at a conference — after all, it’s more or less just cashing in on the earlier work you did to apply to the conference and write your paper — but if you want to make the most out of your presence at the event, you have to be ready […]

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Read All About it

Read All About it

A part of our vision to promote the visibility of people of color and disenfranchised communities within the humanities and social sciences, is to also provide resources. This is an effort to be part of the conversation if we are to hopefully lead it one day. Once a month we will provide reading materials that […]

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How to Get Accepted to a Conference (A Four Step Plan)

How to Get Accepted to a Conference (A Four Step Plan)

I will be the first to admit it: I’m a big-picture-thinking, five-year-plan-making, pry-my-iPhone-from-my-cold-dead-hands, type of person. I need to have a goal in mind at all times, and I need a step by step, color-coded guide on how to get there. With the first year of grad school wrapping up, some people (possibly those with […]

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Relax, Relate, Release

Relax, Relate, Release

Oh, did we mention that we’re in grad school? This semester has been a whirlwind, from a research seminar to produce 25-pages, to maintaining jobs and an internship. And as much as we love the creation of Brown Girls Museum Blog (and trust me we do!), it all takes its toll, amounting in hours spent […]

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Chican@, Reimagined

This year, I worked on a research project for the University Archives Diversity Research Fellowship, through the Special Collections Research Center at the Gelman Library, and it was the perfect project for my first year at GWU. The goal of the fellowship was to search the George Washington University archives and find the voice of […]

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Finding Our Space

Finding Our Space

Academia, museums, and my blackness are constantly in conversation with one another, and as of late, I can’t help but to consider the ways I negotiate these spaces. This week on the blog we wanted to take the time to address ourselves and the precariousness that often follows our existence. I choose the word “space” intentionally, […]

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Battling Imposter Syndrome with PhD Candidate Sara Awartani

We sat down with fellow cohort Sara Awartani, a first-year PhD candidate in American Studies at George Washington University. Although we know her to be pretty awesome, we wanted to have a chat with her about a topic we’ve been mulling over, “Impostor Syndrome.” As grad students, particularly through the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, […]

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