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Marie Stango

How I Get – and Give – Good Advice in Graduate School

Mentoring, as a concept, is something that gets discussed fairly often in academic circles. A friend recently posted this article on social media, which focused on advice for white faculty members looking to mentor scholars of color. The article from Dr. Kerry Ann...

Writing the Dissertation, One Chapter at a Time

As a Ph.D. Candidate in History, I'm working on the intersections between the history of American antislavery and the history of families. My dissertation traces the journey of African American families as they migrated from North America to West Africa during...

What Is the Purpose of Studying History?

In thinking about my own work as an historian, I cannot help but think of the profession as a whole. Traditionally, a “successful” practitioner of history with a Ph.D. was supposed to find a tenure-track job at a university, where he or she would teach undergraduate...