Hidden Differences in Academic Culture

Erika Camacho, PhD: Hidden Differences in Academic Culture

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

Dealing with Assumptions and Accusations (Short Version)
Being accused of cheating and regrets about not being more assertive.

Words of Wisdom: Dr. Camacho
Urges female graduate students to persist in the field of mathematics because the field needs diversity.

The Opportunity to be a Jack of All Trades
The opportunity for freedom, growth, and collaboration as a faculty member.

Hidden Differences in Academic Culture (Extended)
Environmental issues faced in academia.

Dealing with Assumptions and Accusations
Being accused of cheating and regrets about not being more assertive.

Awkward Social Interactions
The challenges of working in male-dominated academic environments and the negative stereotypes associated with women who have children.

Words of Wisdom: Dr. Lunardini
The importance of finding your own style.

On Speaking Up: A Conference Experience
Confronting a male colleague with contradictory findings at a conference.

Stressors, Sex, and Sexism: A Wrongfully Assumed Affair
How to handle being accused of having an affair with the advisor.

Experience as an International Grad Student
Challenges of being international and female, particularly with regards to an academic career and the choice to have children.

Is Being Socially Compatible Necessary?
Reminder that it is not necessary to feel comfortable socially to do good science.

Isolation and a Proactive Solution
Alternatives to departmental isolation and the importance of networking.

Words of Wisdom: Dr. Levitus
Urges students not to get wrapped into issues that do not directly involve them.

Being "Queen" of the Team
Playing a variety of roles as the only woman in the department.

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