Comments on Commuter Marriage

Aditi Chattopadhyay, PhD: Comments on Commuter Marriage

Notes the challenges of a dual career marriage and the obstacles in fighting for tenure and balancing a relationship.

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Stubbornness and Tenacity
Highlights the obstacles faced when trying to have research reviewed by the advisor and emphasizes the steps necessary to make adequate progress in the program.

One Option: Take Time Off and Come Back
Advises graduate students to take a semester off if they choose to have a child because it is too challenging to handle a baby and research.

Working with Students
Working with graduate students is a rewarding aspect of being a faculty member.

Words of Wisdom from Dr. Chattopadhyay
Advice for graduate students on how to maintain their confidence, courage, and dignity.

Gaining Strength from Adversity
Underscores the challenges that come from being the only woman in an academic department and gives suggestions on how to gain confidence and be assertive in these situations.

Freeing Oneself from a Traditional Model as a Lifestyle Choice
How to accept non-traditional relationships and lifestyles in academia.

Trade Offs and Choices
The tradeoffs and choices of graduate life.

The Plight of the Older Student: Playing "Mom" and Other Tasks
How to maintain good relationships with colleagues while being motivated to finish the program quickly.

We're Having a Baby
Challenges in confronting the advisor with news of pregnancy.

Life is More than Research
The importance of evaluating your priorities to create balance and happiness.

The Two-Body Problem
Challenges with being married to a fellow academician and finding faculty positions.

Paths of Family Planning and Different Options Along the Way
How a flexible schedule as a professor made it possible to have a family and a career.

Getting Married During Graduate School
The decision to get married in graduate school.




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