Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Blue Crow Books
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.25 X 8.0 X 0.41 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781947834040
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About the Author

Kelly J. Baker is a freelance writer with a religious studies Ph.D. who covers religion, racism, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular culture. She's written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Rumpus, and The Washington Post among others. She's the author of the award-winning Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK's Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930 and The Zombies are Coming!: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture.

Reviews

"Grace Period tracks the trials and triumphs of Baker's post-academic transition from 2013 to 2017 with great insight and humor. Baker deftly balances personal struggles and broad institutional inequities as she confronts the trauma of leaving the academy. Recounting the many miseries of applying, adjuncting, interviews, rejection, writing, book contracts, disappearing jobs, and a certain disciplinary task force on contingency, Baker makes her way to the personal turning point, smack in the middle of the book: "I'm no longer transitioning away from academic work and life. I'm moving forward, one small step at a time." Her journey will help many traverse their own paths forward."
--Karen Kelsky, Ph.D., author of The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

In a series of vivid and beautiful essays, Baker uses her changing relationship to academia to reflect on "grace periods," those moments (or strings of moments) when you leave one possible future behind without quite knowing what's next. -Derek Attig, Ph.D., Book Riot