Field Tripping: Public Museuming

Field Tripping: Public Museuming

One of the perks of being part of my profession is the "conference," in my case, the National Women's Studies Association annual meeting. These junkets—I mean scholarly gatherings—take place every November, and they bring a whole bunch of us together to yes, exchange new research, share best practices in teaching and learning, and all that, but they are also a chance to see old friends and get to know a new city, and they are just so much fun.

Last year's was in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was awesome. I took the ladyfriend, and when I wasn't sharing thoughts about the role of contingent faculty in a post-tenure university or having...