One new year’s resolution that most academics would doubtless endorse is to overcome their impostor syndrome. That this condition was discovered by an academic should not be a surprise: monkey see, monkey do, after all. Academics are famously vulnerable to feeling like they aren’t up to the job. So much so that Times Higher Education not so long ago ran a […] … learn more→
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Impostor syndrome: Academic identity under siege?
Not a day passes without my questioning my abilities: as a writer, a commentator, and—most of all—as an academic. I wonder if I have talent, or am I just faking it? Despite those insecurities, I don’t feel like an impostor. On paper, I fit the profile of an academic. I am a white male. I […] … learn more→