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

March 11, 2014
On double-standards, speaking up, and trying to change things.
March 3, 2014
I shouldn't be the source of my students' entertainment; they should be.
February 25, 2014
Where I try to process the unexpected wave of grief I'm experiencing because of Harold Ramis' death. 
February 16, 2014
On the most recent call for more "public engagement" from academics, for the good of the world! 
February 13, 2014
A blog post of thanks.
January 28, 2014
Maybe you'll see a little of yourself in this.
January 19, 2014
One of the questions raised after my piece last week was: now what? I attempt to point at some ways forward.
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. 


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