Lee Skallerup Bessette

Lee Skallerup Bessette grew up Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her undergraduate degree is in Professional Writing from the Unversité de Sherbrooke and her MA is in Comparative Canadian Literature from the same. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Alberta in Comparative Literature. Her academic interests are varied: postcolonial speculative fiction, contemporary Haitian literature, translation studies, and life writing. She primarily teaches writing, and thus is also interested in pedagogy, non-traditional learners, and the integration of technology and social media in the classroom. Having taught in two Canadian provinces and three States, both on and off the tenure-track, she writes about issues currently facing higher education, women, and the ever-expanding contingent labor force as well. In her free time, she is also trying to branch out as an Edupreneur.

Lee is a member of the editorial collective at University of Venus. You can also visit her blog at collegereadywriting.blogspot.com and follow her on Twitter (@readywriting). She can be reached by email at lee.bessette@gmail.com.

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Most Recent Articles

January 15, 2014
It's not the story you think I'm going to tell. It's a long story, but it's worth it. 
January 7, 2014
A movement to watch -- or join.
January 1, 2014
A draft of my upcoming MLA talk for the roundtable, Vulnerability and Survivalism of the Humanities in Corporatized Academia. 
December 15, 2013
Is it such a bad thing for an academic to take time off during the holidays?
December 8, 2013
What is that, every new beginning starts with some other beginnings end? 
December 3, 2013
Actors as professors, and other topics.
November 25, 2013
It's coming up on Thanksgiving, and I'm cleaning out my virtual archives. 
November 19, 2013
Why adjuncts should leave, even in the middle of the semester.
November 19, 2013
Finding a job and being visible online.
November 17, 2013
A reader asks, how do you advise students who are interested in altac positions about going to graduate school?

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