James Rizzi is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department. James can be reached at james.rizzi@tufts.edu.


Op-Ed: Different classes in education

As a graduate student, there is only one question I dread more than those asking how my dissertation is coming along: “So you want to become a professor?” I do. That’s not the point. When someone asks me that question, I need to make a decision: Will I smile and say yes, or will I […]


Op-Ed: Invisible labor

I have been a graduate student in English at Tufts for four years now. In that time, my colleagues and I have worked as teaching assistants (TAs), tutors, graders and (most prominently) graduate instructors in ENG 0001-0004 courses. You may have seen us. Graduate students often take part-time jobs as well. This can include administrative work, […]


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