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Clarissa's Blog

An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

First Name

I decided to stop introducing myself to students and signing off in emails with my first name. It never worked anyway. Students stubbornly prefer to use my very unpronounceable last name or, at the very least, address me as “Professor”. I think they sense how incompatible this false camaraderie with my standoffish and formal teaching persona.

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3 thoughts on “First Name

  1. pwarten on said:

    Okay, Doc.

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  2. So, I take it you’re one of those “no-nonsense” types.

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