The Office Hour, Chapter 6: Academic Dad


In this brief episode, Toby attempts to comment on academic parenting (and fatherhood in particular) . . . while academic parenting.

His comments are drawn from Aviva Shen’s article on student perception and gender bias, Apoorva Mandavilli’s New York Times piece on representation in academia, Dale Edwin Murray’s Times Higher Education essay on the impossibility of balanced academic parenthood, and Toby Young’s tongue-in-cheek Telegraph article, “Why men don’t want it all.”

The podcast can be played using the embedded player above, or downloaded as an mp3 file.

Music: “Faster, Sons of Vengeance, Faster!,” by Doctor Turtle. Creative commons courtesy of the Free Music Archive.

Andrew Marzoni

About Andrew Marzoni

Andrew Marzoni is co-editor of TECHStyle for the 2016-2017 academic year. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Minnesota (2015). He has published essays and criticism in ARTnews, Cinephile, The New York Observer, Review 31, Music & Literature, Rain Taxi Review of Books, and other publications.
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