Community Engagement

Service to the anglophone community

Service to academic philosophy societies

I manage the Twitter profile of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) Women’s Caucus. I’m also an admin for its Facebook private group. You can contact me (through whichever means) if you’d like to be added.

Service to students

I co-founded Wonder Philosophy, a workshop and resource pool for students wanting to know more about philosophy graduate school. Read an interview with the APA blog here.

Note: I won’t be directly involved in organizing in the near future, but I’m happy to provide organizational support for people who’d like to start their own workshop. I also own the website and so can provide advertisement space.

Podcast about Humanities scholars in alt ac careers

I host a podcast, Off Campus, that interviews people with postgraduate training in the Humanities who works in alternative-to-academia careers. If you are/know someone who fits this description and would like to share your/their journey as a Humanities scholar in the alt ac world, please let me know!

Service to the Chinese community

Articles about academic life

I’ve written a number of articles about my journey through academic philosophy, including information about how to apply to grad school, tips and pitfalls in writing research papers, what the job market is like, etc. They are archived on my WeChat official account, @Scatteredplot. You can also find me on the sinophone philosophy forum Aspasia, created by Ding.

我以“青行灯不会做饭”的笔名在豆瓣上发表过一系列【学术圈指南】文章,分享我在北美学术哲学圈内的种种体会与心得。我将豆瓣账户注销后,这些文章皆保存在了微信公众号【青行灯不会做饭】上,新的文章也会继续发在那里。你还可以在Ding创建的中文学术哲学论坛Aspasia上面找到我。

Panel series on demystifying academia, at Women Overseas

Together with Chrisy Xiyu Du (Twitter), we hosted a number of panel shows where Chinese women academics share experiences and advice about various aspects of their academic lives. The panel series is part of the sinophone women community, Women Overseas (YouTube, podcast).

我和Chrisy一起在海外华人女性社区,Women Overseas她乡,上面组织过一系列【她说x学术圈】活动,邀请学术界的姐妹来分享她们的生活经历与感悟。和其它的【她说】活动一样,我们的活动以网络圆桌讨论会的模式进行,事后会于她乡微信公众号【WomenOverseas她乡】上发布文字稿,以及她乡播客(Spotify小宇宙YouTube)上发布音频。目前已有以下这些:

【她说x学术圈】第一期:走进象牙塔。
作为教授的一天是什么样子的?对教授来说最有意思、最枯燥、最烦恼的部分都是什么?当教授最重要的技能是什么?大家一起听听看来自不同学校、不同学科的教授们怎么说。
【她说x学术圈】第二期:打破象牙塔。
这一期的话题是学术圈内的Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)工作。学术圈是一个非常白、直、男、固守传统的地方,然而这并不妨碍很多姐妹们为了自己和其她弱势群体努力发声,努力营造出更友好包容的环境。
【她说x学术圈】第三期:走出象牙塔。

播客链接:https://pod.link/1549407631/episode/5f21b7185dfe0e2b9c6c5de6d2639c08

大部分拥有博士学位的人都并不在教授职位上。离开了象牙塔,她们都去了哪里?她们是如何进入其它工作的?博士训练对她们从事的工作有帮助吗?她们回想起自己在学术圈的时光有哪些怀念呢?