editor of @womeninhighered. writer. author of Gospel According to the Klan, The Zombies Are Coming! & Grace Period: A Memoir in Pieces AVAILABLE NOW.

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I’m the editor of Women in Higher Education, a feminist newsletter, in its 26th year, with the goal "to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus."

I’m also a freelance writer with a religious studies PhD who covers religion, higher education, gender, labor, motherhood, and popular...

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@kelly_j_baker — 5,540 followers, 45,180 tweets

Jun 26, 2017

And all the while, I've been thinking about the writing I must do. The writing life is very seldom glamourous.

Jun 26, 2017

Grocery shopping because we've run out of the basics required to live & now steamcleaning b/c an elderly cat decided to pee on the floor...

Jun 26, 2017

Today: waited for the oldest to have an x-ray to see if her foot was broken (it's not), fence guys cut through our cable (no internet)...

Jun 26, 2017

Hanging out at TOC, waiting to see about someone's right foot.  http://ift.tt/2tcuuFw  https://t.co/2uaRreccJs

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a reporter & arts critic for my community college's newspaper, where I first learned that critic shouldn't mean harshly critical.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

YES. I didn't have a computer at home in high school, so I used my mom's electric typewriter at work to type up assignments. It was painful.

How is social media changing news?

Social media shows us how folks react to stories as they break, which is cool. But I so worry about the fake news that appears too.


DeRose-Hinkhouse Award of Excellence

2016 - Blog Series
DeRose-Hinkhouse Award for Excellence for Blog Series went to a series of essays on racial justice, Standing for Justice, at Bearings. My essay, September 11th, was a part of the series.

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

2012 - Academic Monograph
Each year, Choice selects the best academic monographs to become Outstanding Academic Titles. The selection only includes around 10% of the roughly 7000 books reviewed annually by Choice. My book, Gospel According to the Klan (2011), was a Choices 2012 Outstanding Academic Titles.