In 2004, when I first entered the ranks of tenure-track faculty, I knew there were three tasks that I was expected to perform as a central part of my job: teaching, research, and service. To be clear, this is the expectation of work from tenure-track faculty—only the percentage of time spent on each area differs across institutions. Since I was hired into a PhD granting program, I was fully aware that publishing was critical to my tenure and promotion. As many of us do, I began the process of translating my dissertation work into essays and articles with the penultimate goal of returning to my field and conducting more fieldwork for a book (that I did not write). My dissertation explored, via life history interviews and ethnographic fieldwork, the identity experiences of women in urban Hindu arranged marriages. My...

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