I recently received an email from a doctoral candidate, in a field unrelated to my own, seeking career advice about the process of finishing a dissertation and navigating the academic job market as a person with a disability. Such a request is not that unusual in my experience, primarily because there are so few successful academics with disabilities. I recently contributed a chapter to an edited book on the unique career challenges of being an academic with a disability , and several of the chapter authors started a running joke about whether there were any academics with a disability…
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