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

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.
May 5, 2013
We know that summer vacation is anything but for us. I really wish I could take a real vacation, but instead, I'll be writing. 
May 2, 2013
The emotional labor necessary to do all my jobs has finally caught up with me. 
April 28, 2013
Graduate programs and institutions are beginning to offer professional development opportunities that prepare grad students for alt-ac careers. I once again ask, what about the adjuncts? 
April 24, 2013
In this 24-hour breaking news cycle age, where do we go to introduce the news to our kids? 
April 21, 2013
What happen when one of your buildings goes down at the end of the semester? The issue of deferred maintenance when it directly impacts teaching and learning. 


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