Toward a Repertoire of Academic Kindness

Justin Ritzinger

One of the things that we discussed at the initial meet-up for #humanehumanities some of us went to at the American Academy of Religion last month was trying to build a collection of “best practices” for supporting others in the field, particularly those who are more junior or precarious. I think all of us have … Continue reading “Toward a Repertoire of Academic Kindness”

A Pedagogy of Kindness

Guest Post

This post, written by Catherine Denial, first appeared on Hybrid Pedagogy under a CC BY-NC license. In the past two years, when I’ve been asked to sum up my approach to pedagogy, I’ve said “kindness.” I didn’t always think this way. My graduate education encouraged me to think of students as antagonists, always trying to … Continue reading “A Pedagogy of Kindness”

Let’s put more humanity in the humanities!

Pierce Salguero

This was first posted to on Jul. 5, 2019. Academics live our lives searching out angles by which to critique and to challenge the status quo. So, perhaps it’s inevitable that instead of building communities of mutual care, we are constantly reenforcing habits of judgment, both of each other and of ourselves. Abusive relationships … Continue reading “Let’s put more humanity in the humanities!”