Life After a Doctorate

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

Jennifer Polk and Punita Rice Interview for PunitaRice.com - Life After a Doctorate

Jennifer Polk is the go-to authority on helping grad students and people with PhDs explore careers beyond professoriate and academic jobs. She writes on issues related to graduate education and career outcomes for doctoral-degree holders, has a PhD in History from the University of Toronto, and is the co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate, and the owner of From PhD to … Read More

An Interview with American Bazaar

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

American Bazaar interviewed Dr. Punita Rice about research on South Asian American student experiences, and ISAASE. (Dr. Punita Rice interview with American Bazaar.)

About a month ago, Jayshal Sood of American Bazaar Magazine interviewed me about my research, and about the work of ISAASE. In the interview, we talked about my research findings, including the reality that South Asian American students are diverse, may have less-than-ideal experiences in school, and don’t always get support they need from teachers. We also chatted about low … Read More

Tips for Attending Your First Academic Conference

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Tips for attending your first Academic Conference

Are you attending your first academic conference? If you’ve already applied and been accepted to present at your first academic conference, you’re probably really excited! And maybe slightly terrified! If you’ve already prepared but aren’t sure what to expect or do when you actually get there or are heading there, I hope this post is helpful. Below, some tips and … Read More

Why Research on South Asian American Students Matters

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

I wrote an article for The Aerogram on why research on South Asian American students matters. Here’s an excerpt: There is a lack of distinction made between different kinds of Asians in existing literature, and a particular dearth of existing literature on South Asian American students. This means teachers can’t really understand these students’ cultures, and thus can’t provide culturally responsive instruction to … Read More

Thanks for the Memories, JHU

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Thanks Hopkins! Dr. Punita Rice JHU

I can’t believe my doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University has come to an end. It’s the end of an era. This past couple of weeks after graduating from have been surreal. (Especially as it’s begun to sink in that from now on, there will be no more homework in my life. Well no more of my own homework anyway.) Thanks … Read More

Music for Concentrating

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

What do you listen to when you’re concentrating? When I was studying for comps (comprehensive exams), or when I was working on papers, I liked listening to Hindi songs, or music by Anoushka Shankar (the song “Naked” is an all-time favorite). These days, when working, it’s usually because baby is asleep, so I’m usually working in silence, or with our white noise … Read More

The Journey to Ed.D

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

Posts about Pursuing a Doctor of Education degree

Here, I’m sharing links to posts for anyone pursuing their Doctorate in Education, and/or an online doctorate in education. If you’re contemplating an EdD, hopefully this post will be helpful to you. You can also search or explore this blog and find posts related to working on a Doctorate in Education. I’ll share a similar post in the future as I … Read More

An Overview of Pregnancy and the Online Doctorate

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

In this country, if you’re in academia, you might meet folks who talk about and treat being pregnant as a debilitating condition. Even though times have changed, and who gets to say #ilooklikeaprofessor has changed, academia is still dominated by men, and/or women who ascribe to some outdated and unfortunate attitudes about sexism, pregnancy, motherhood, and what a woman can do when … Read More