Life After Academia With Historian Lisa Munro (6-28-21)

00:00 Historian Lisa Munro, https://www.lisamunro.net/blog-1/2018/7/1/failures-of-imagination-post-phd-edition
01:00 Leaving Academia: Loss Grief and Healing, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=140408
04:30 Lisa is an adoptee, https://twitter.com/llmunro
08:30 Lisa was 38 before she knew her biological parents
22:00 Education promotes conformism
27:00 Education as indoctrination
28:20 Education fads
36:00 Early feelings of rejection set you up for self-sabotage
38:00 Feeling worthy of prosperity
40:00 I’ll show ’em! https://www.lukeford.net/luke_ford/bio/l1.html
41:00 Compulsive need to prove, https://www.underearnersanonymous.org/about-ua/symptoms-of-underearning/
45:00 The high price of university learning
46:00 The intellectual life won’t pay for itself
47:00 Beyond the Academic Ethic by Stephen Turner, https://lukeford.net/blog/?p=140392
54:00 When Lisa went viral in 2015
55:30 What Lisa got from her doctorate in History
1:02:00 Lisa lives in Mexico
1:03:00 What Lisa learned from therapy
1:09:00 American identity and the lack of fatalism
1:10:30 Lisa on American identity
1:11:00 Americans are direct
1:12:00 The American dream
1:13:00 Lisa’s doctorate was on cultural relations between Guatemalans and Americans in the 1930s
1:15:00 Mexicans vs Guatemalans
1:18:00 Guatemala, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala
1:24:00 Writer’s block
1:37:00 Symptoms of underearning, https://www.underearnersanonymous.org/about-ua/symptoms-of-underearning/
1:40:00 Lisa loves the series, The Expanse, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Expanse_(TV_series)
1:43:00 Navigating friendships with people more and less successful
1:44:30 Lisa is a writer
1:46:00 Image management for the writer
1:51:00 Anthropologist heroes
2:00:00 Orals

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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