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

June 26, 2014
I would like to run for 2nd Vice-President of the MLA as well as literally change the face of the MLA. But we need your help.
June 23, 2014
The space between jobs.
June 18, 2014
The modern academic's life: move after move.
June 18, 2014
Or, How To Land an Alt-Ac Job.
June 8, 2014
I can now say with relative certainty how many tweets it takes to get a job through Twitter.
May 19, 2014
But the students I teach here are not the only ones. 
May 15, 2014
The Gallup results and more.
April 8, 2014
It's been a while, hasn't it?
March 18, 2014
Everything for less affluent students, even "free" study-abroad opportunities, come with a cost. Whose responsibility is it to bear these costs? And why are these experience so important?
March 17, 2014
What does that even mean?


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