I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough. Nadine inspired participants in this workshop to approach our research with joy and confidence. She gave us the tools to quell the oppressive criticism many of us have internalized that undermines our writing; she gave us a space to emotionally process, analyze, and refuse in good company the…

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Cynthia Franklin, Professor, English, University of Hawai’i

I invited Nadine to offer her workshop (Liberate Your Research) for our faculty of color retreat and it was exceptional–from beginning to end. Faculty of color are burned out right now and I did not want to host a retreat that focused on “productivity” as a measure of success. Academic writing is difficult and it’s been even…

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Badia Ahad, Professor, English, Loyola University Chicago

Nadine visited my graduate research methods seminar and her workshop knocked down walls and opened up doors for my students. They entered the workshop feeling stuck and inadequate. They left feeling empowered to be true to themselves and their communities through their research. Their ideas flowed much more freely after this powerful workshop and I…

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Michael De Anda Muniz, Assistant Professor, Latinx Studies, San Francisco State University

Before I took Nadine’s workshop, I was bogged down by the feeling that I was stretched out to think in way too many directions. This had to do with my decision to accept the position of Chair of my department, but also with being committed to too many, unrelated research projects. After I took it, I…

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Mariela Méndez, Associate Professor, Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies, University of Richmond

There were a lot of “aha” moments for me during this workshop. I’ve never really thought about the ways that my lived experience informs the methodological & theoretical aspects of my work. I feel like this is such an empowering way to look at my work and show myself why I am the one who…

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Ida Yalzadeh, Postdoc, Global American Studies, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University

Dr. Naber’s workshop inspires participants to step into their power. After the workshop, I felt as if I entered a new realm not often associated with the competitive and daunting atmosphere of academia– one that insisted my creativity, insights, and developing work were important and worth pursuing. I now feel grounded, inspired, and motivated. So…

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Aisha Subhan, Student, Islamic and Interreligious Studies, Chicago Theological Seminary

After Nadine’s workshop, I felt confident that I could really “do academia.” If I were in Nadine’s shoes, I would not change anything about this workshop. I will continue to benefit from it from here onwards. I would *absolutely* recommend it to other faculty.

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Kris Klein Hernandez, Postdoc, American History, Charles Warren Center, Harvard University

Before I participated in Nadine’s Liberate Your Research workshop, I was filled with trepidation about a challenging new project that seemed to be pulling me far afield in subject matter and totally outside my usual methods. I was filled with doubt and dread. During the workshop, that all changed: with Nadine’s great care and illuminating…

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Dorothy Holland, Professor, Cultural Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

I participated in your Liberate Your Research workshop with the Association of Feminist Anthropology. Since then, I’ve been on the job market for a tenure track position. I just signed the offer letter for my dream job and I truly feel like your workshop was invaluable to me in thinking through how to talk about…

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Kathryn LaRoche, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Purdue University

Nadine’s coaching helped me acknowledge my power and stop giving it away to the harmful and toxic academic-industrial complex. Nadine helped me minimize my reaction to what others think about me by helping me learn to empower myself with what uplifts and nourishes me, to make the worries smaller, and remember why I do what…

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Leslie K. Morrow, Doctoral Candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

“Liberate Your Research” helped me understand how and why my research and research by other minoritized scholars is devalued by traditional academic structures – and how to proudly articulate the rigor, innovation, and worth of our work in the face of gatekeepers seeking to deny it.

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Sarah M. Peitzmeier, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan

As Program Chair for the Association of Feminist Anthropology, I helped to host Nadine in leading her Liberate Your Research Workshop for our membership. The hunger for this kind of gathering was immediately apparent in the number of enthusiastic applications we received. At the workshop, participants across different career stages connected through Nadine’s thoughtful prompts…

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Alix Johnson, Assistant Professor, International Studies, Macalester College

Nadine is incredibly skilled at helping scholars articulate what is unique and impactful about their projects. I ended Nadine’s workshop with a clear sense of where I am heading with my research and why it was necessary. This was a true gift!

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Charlotte Karam Albrecht, Associate Professor, Inclusive Human Resource Systems, University of Ottawa

Nadine’s workshop helped me articulate pragmatic and conceptual consequences of my work and was the first space I’ve ever been encouraged to claim and shape my own conceptual approach. The workshop coached me to realize where I get stuck and examine it as an interesting problem to explore in itself, rather than feeling “wrong” and…

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Margaret Fink, University of Illinois, Chicago

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was clicking on a link that a Woman of Color faculty member shared on social media promoting Nadine Naber’s work. I reached out to Nadine not necessarily knowing on what I wanted us to focus but inspired by the statement on her website, “I believe every person…

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Lisa Ortiz, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Reading, University of Pittsburgh

As the Director of the Social Justice major, I was interested in this workshop as our program is committed to de-imperializing the academy and following liberatory structures and supporting new faculty of color. But it is hard to describe what it is like to attend a workshop led by one of your academic heroes.  this…

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Kimberly Segall, Professor, English and Cultural Studies, Seattle Pacific University