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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June 6, 2013
From the perspective of a trailing spouse who is tired of constantly being assumed to be "less than."
June 6, 2013
A new definition of success.
June 3, 2013
A few weeks in, and still no rest for the wicked. 
May 30, 2013
Ask and ye shall receive. What happened during my PhD.
May 28, 2013
It's two very different stories about graduate school and the subsequent job hunt. Which one is more representative? 
May 22, 2013
Why it's not a good idea to make certain things (like the academic job search) into a game. 
May 20, 2013
I received a rejection letter today for a job that had over 500 applicants. So much for the "meritocracy" of higher education.
May 16, 2013
The first installment of "What I Did on my Summer Vacation."
May 12, 2013
Can we talk about our feelings, hunches, or instinct about our research openly? 
May 9, 2013
Making sacrifices and settling in.

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