Scholarship and Practice
Once inside academe, how does the the marginal scholar “fit in”? What opportunities are given for utilizing the skills learned in their fields within the more theoretical landscapes of traditional scholarly discourse? There are deeply affective narratives of the balancing act of being both a practitioner and an academic, of making one’s way simultaneously inside and outside of the university. In these chapters, authors discover their voices—voices informed by trying to fit in, by learning to code switch, or by recognizing the performativity of life and career inside the ivory tower.