The Freelance Academic: Transform Your Creative Life and Career


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Blue Crow Books
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5.25 X 8.0 X 0.47 inches | 0.52 pounds
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About the Author

Katie Rose Guest Pryal, J.D., Ph.D., is an IPPY-award-winning author, keynote speaker, and professor of law and creative writing. She is the author of the bestselling Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education (2017); the Foreword INDIE Gold winner The Freelance Academic: Transform Your Creative Life and Career (2019); and the IPPY Gold winner Even If You're Broken: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo (2019). She's also the author of the Hollywood Lights series, which includes Entanglement (2015), Chasing Chaos (2016), Fallout Girl (2018), and Take Your Charming Somewhere Else (2021). As a professor, she is the author of many academic books on law and writing. She writes often about her subjects of expertise for national magazines, including Catapult, The Toast, Women in Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quartz, The Establishment, and many more. She speaks frequently about mental health and disability, writing and publishing, gender issues, and higher education. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


"An indictment of how the academy squanders talent by embracing the gig economy through contingent labor and the devaluation of teaching. A new, necessary book." -Catherine J. Prendergast, author of Buying into English: Language and Investment in the New Capitalist World

"A refreshingly honest and practical book about what it means (and what it takes) to transition from a contingent profession in higher education." -Amy Impellizzeri, award-winning novelist and author of Lawyer Interrupted: Successfully Transitioning from the Practice of Law--and Back Again