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Guest Expert Workshop: How to Overcome Shame, Impostor Feelings and Become a Prolific Scholar

3/19/2014
When: 3/19/2014
12:00-1:30pm ET
Where: Online Tele-Workshop
Contact: Badia Ahad


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Developing the Resilient Writing Spirit: How to Overcome Shame, Impostor Feelings and Become a Prolific Scholar

 Facilitator: Riyad Shahjahan, PhD

  • Do you feel you're not "enough" or "don’t belong" in the academy?
  • Do you feel fear to speak truth to power?
  • Do you feel debilitated and cannot write (for days or months) after negative feedback or rejection, or due to the above feelings?
  • Have you fallen into the shame and impostor trap?

In this workshop, we will discuss some of the common manifestations and pitfalls of the pervasive shame culture in the academy, and identify strategies to develop one's sense of worthiness to express one's ideas and become prolific as a minoritized scholar. 

 

Riyad Shahjahan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of higher education at Michigan State University. His scholarship is on equity and social justice education, globalization of higher education, and anti/postcolonial theory. He has published over 22 refereed journal articles, including some of the top-tiered journals or handbooks in education. Riyad views scholarly publishing as a mode of social activism and is therefore committed to encouraging and nurturing those who wish to speak their ‘truth’ to power. When not occupied with his beautiful 2 year old daughter, 6 year old son, and/or partner, he loves reading novels, cooking, eating out, and posting yelp reviews. 

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