Two of my future columns for Vitae are probably going to be about the dreaded Wiki and conference interviews. I have my share of horror stories from both of these august steps on the road to washed-up non-scholardom, but I am looking for more. In the comments, or in an email, please send me the following, if you’d like your story (anonymized, of course) to appear in a future column:
1) any experiences you had with Wiki obsession
2) the worst of the worst conference interview stories. It is a rare conference interview that is not a demon half-hour from hell, but some are worse than others. I want the worst ones. Skype and phone interviews don’t count–I want in-person clusterfucks where you had to shell out upwards of $1000 for the privilege of whatever particular humiliation they subjected you to.
If I am going to use your story, I will let you know, and I will muddle all details that could possibly be identifying.