Inspired by H. L. Goodall Jr.'s and Barabara J. Jago's respective essays on academic culture and depression, this piece utilizes performative writing to flesh out the popular hashtag #realacademicbios. Drawing on my experiences as a queer faculty of color in the neoliberal academy going through racial battle fatigue, microaggressions, anti-feminist/anti-intersectional critiques, and imposter syndrome, I seek to affectively create a state of depression on the page.
When Depression Is in the Job Description #realacademicbios
Bernadette Marie Calafell is Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver. Thank you to Stacy Holman Jones, Sohinee Roy, and the anonymous reviewers for their support. Correspondence to: Bernadette Marie Calafell, Department of Communication Studies, University of Denver, Sturm Hall, Room #200, 2000 E. Asbury Avenue, Denver, CO 80208, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Bernadette Marie Calafell; When Depression Is in the Job Description #realacademicbios. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2017; 6 (1): 5–10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.1.5
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