Amanda McGee

Amanda McGee

@AJMcGee21

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History PhD Candidate @UArkansas studying race, slavery, & fugitivity in the early Atlantic World. She/Her Acct co-host for @H_Slavery_HNet Views my own.

Joined on October 05, 2016
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#Teaching in an Uprising: #Readings on #Race and #Democracy -- @trishkahle @BlkPerspectives @AAIHS 

https://t.co/vJefRZZhlX https://t.co/E1ET9DDi9N

Another fantastic set of resources for #teaching from @AAIHS. Syllabi across academia need to keep up for Fall. https://t.co/iWPmWhYF6h

As a historian, I fear for what's coming. As a citizen, I'm OUTRAGED at what's here. As an American, I KNOW that we have rights. As a human being, I want JUSTICE.

Listen to my brilliant colleague speak about the history of I-630 & segregation in Little Rock. And let me know if you want to know about the other tactics segs used throughout AR history. “Student Speaker Series: Airic Hughes” https://t.co/p3s54sFQbk via @YouTube

In response to COVID-19, the Southern Historical Association is awarding micro-grants for graduate students. #phdchat #twitterstorians #southernhist #gradschool #history @JourSouHist @SAWH1970 @womnknowhistory @SCWHGrads See, https://t.co/7DMSBzozvC https://t.co/OlKzF4UJIj

In response to COVID-19, the Southern Historical Association is awarding micro-grants for graduate students. #phdchat #twitterstorians #southernhist #gradschool #history @JourSouHist @SAWH1970 @womnknowhistory @SCWHGrads See, https://t.co/7DMSBzozvC https://t.co/OlKzF4UJIj

I'm taking over the @SHAGradCouncil twitter today! Feel free to follow along. https://t.co/TK0PklFGd1 https://t.co/KByX7L7onO

—Me, a PhD in history, lecturing in front of students: “So, let’s return to 1692 as the ...” * 🧠 BRAIN BEGINS TO PANIC. 1692, OK, SO TAKE 16 & ADD ONE SO THAT WOULD BE 17th CENTURY, OR IS IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND, CRAP, NO IT’S 17TH 🧠* —Me: . . . 17th century comes to a close

THREAD: So many new students are accepting their offers to graduate school (yay!), and they are about to find out that everything is expensive (boo!), so I am creating a list of free resources for academic writing/analysis/life. Please add your favourites to the list!

As colleges respond to #COVID19 by going online & shutting down, remember campus is a sanctuary for many students: the only place they have steady access to food, shelter, safe living quarters, and/or internet to take online classes. Please help those without exit strategies.

Dear academics, presenters and public speakers, know that if I’m ever in the audience during your talk, I will be smiling at you. I know how important it is to find the warm eyes in the room. And whether we know each other or not, I want you to know that I’m rooting for you.

If you haven't danced with someone you love in a while or painted or walked among trees or written poetry or sat in awe of a sunset, do that soon.

First year of PhD: this isn't too bad Second year of PhD: this is bearable Third year of PhD: Õ̸̡̧̻̥̟̖͍͈̙͚h̶̡̲̹̟̓ ̸̢͇̋̑̒͌̓̉͝͝I̵̧͕͎̯̟̻̤̅́͌̆̾̌́͠ͅͅ ̴̯̜̫̝̥̘͎̑̎̉̈́̑s̴̤̫̱̜̙̗̹̼̔̕͜ͅe̸̡̻̼̤̹̻̫̲̲̍̍͝͝ë̶̢̢̗̥̦̣̺̪́̓̓̅͗̔̚ ̵̢̲̯̬̮́̅ṉ̸̛̦̱͕̜̈́̃̕͜o̸̢͍̲̳͇͓͒̂̓́̂͘w̸̞̦̠̭̖͇̗̎̈͘͝ #phdchat

After taking an extended break from Twitter, I wanted to finally share with you all that I passed my comprehensive exams! Although it has been a month it still feels surreal, but I couldn’t be more proud of this accomplishment! #firstgen https://t.co/i0D7QP2XkX

After taking an extended break from Twitter, I wanted to finally share with you all that I passed my comprehensive exams! Although it has been a month it still feels surreal, but I couldn’t be more proud of this accomplishment! #firstgen https://t.co/i0D7QP2XkX

Quoted @UARKLibraries

Join us at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 5, as doctoral candidate Marie Totten (@TottenMc) presents Political Outcast: 'Justice Jim' Johnson and Massive Resistance in Arkansas. Free + open to the public! #UARK #UARKLibraries #razorgrads @uarkfulbright https://t.co/y5QMALHQCN

Come listen to me share my research on Arkansas' most notorious segregationist- "Justice Jim", the White Citizens' Council of Arkansas, and the shadier parts of mid-20th century AR politics this Thursday at 5p! https://t.co/EKbcbDCMYl

One week from tomorrow I will begin the written portion of my comprehensive/candidacy exams. Whether it be final preparation, tips to help with the anxiety of its approach, or self-care #twitterstorians and #phdchat what is your best advice for how I should approach this week?

Quoted @TheTattooedGrad

Thanks @franrbell! I’m a PhD student, and I study the constitutional law of slavery in the early U.S. Particularly by examining citizenship’s relationship to slavery and race. And I follow @LorienTinuviel, @AJMcGee21, @ProfTDParry, @KeriLeighMerrit, and @UnlawfulEntries. https://t.co/7S9I70EnR1

Thanks @TheTattooedGrad! Im a PhD student studying how fugitive slaves conceptualized spaces of freedom in early America & how fugitivity influenced broader understandings of geopolitical boundaries. I follow @chris_babits @coryjamesyoung @apiper626 @AlexiGarrett & @L_Historienne https://t.co/KXWYMlK04q

Quoted @KairosRTP

A message for new grad students: It's October. You will have a moment soon where you decide that everyone is way smarter than you, more focused and seems to have their shit together by in a way you aren't, and you will freak out about it.

see also: my 1st semester in a PhD program when I cried in the bathroom during a class break bc I didn't know all the names & theories being dropped in class and I thought everyone else did. spoiler alerts: they didn't. & it didn't matter. new grad students on here: you belong! https://t.co/qQugmpK2l8

Not too long ago, someone posted about using a part of the Micky Mouse clubhouse theme song as a way to remember how to spell bourgeoisie correctly. I used that tactic yesterday and will forever more have the tune “BOU-RGE-OISIE....bourgeoisie, bourgeoise....” stuck in my head.

Demetri
9 months ago

Bachelors: I know stuff Masters: I don't know as much stuff as I thought PhD: I can't believe the entirety of human knowledge is placed on such unstable ground, but I look forward to battling through the existential dread none the less. Always more to learn.

Comps prep is often all consuming. Although I still have 2.5 months left before my exams, I wanted to say thank u to everyone (office mates, family, spouse, grocery store clerk, twitter friends, random restaurant patron, dog) who has patiently listened & offered encouragement.

In academia your to-do list is a never ending cycle and at times it’s difficult to judge progress. Writing a paragraph is progress. Reading 10 pages is progress. Taking a break is progress. Surviving is progress.

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