A Nerd’s Look Back: 8 Years of The Avengers with Brian Michael Bendis

It was 2004. The storyline was “Avengers Disassembled”. And the mainly street-level, noir writer Brian Michael Bendis was tasked with closing out this chapter of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Starring the complete mental breakdown of the Scarlet Witch, “Avengers Disassembled” killed several long-time Avengers and completely rocked the team to its core. It seemed like Bendis…

GENDER AND THE DUAL CAREER ACADEMIC COUPLE

from SocImages by Lisa Wade, PhD In an effort to map the shape of the dual career challenge, the Clayman Institute for Research on Gender at Stanford University did a survey of 30,000 faculty at 13 universities. The study was headed by Londa Schiebinger, Andrea Henderson, and Shannon Gilmartin. When academics use the phrase “dual career,” they’re referring to the tendency…