About Christina Gessler

Christina Gessler has a PhD in American women's and gender history. Her area of expertise is decoding the diaries of 19th century New England farm women. She is the co-host of The Academic Life Channel.

Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women, gender, and sexuality. She reinterprets the historical narrative in both traditional and creative forms. She supports her work-life balance with long walks and her love of photography, which you can find here.

NBN Episodes hosted by Christina:

Academic Life November 19, 2020

Finishing Your Book When Life Is A Disaster

A Discussion with Jennifer Strube

Jennifer Strube

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts on everything from how to finish that project, to how to take care of your beautiful mind. Wish we’d bring in an expert about something? Email us at cgessler@gmail.com or dr.danamalone@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter : The Academic Life @AcademicLifeNBN …
Academic Life November 12, 2020

Should I Quit My Ph.D. Program?

A Discussion with Rebecca Duke-Barton

Rebecca Duke-Barton

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our own mentor networks to bring you …
Academic Life November 6, 2020

Gender Bias in the Study of Science

A Discussion with Gina Rippon

Gina Rippon

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts …
Academic Life November 6, 2020

Research, Whiteness, and Campus Monuments

A Conversation with Connor Towne O’Neill

Connor Towne O’Neill

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts …
Gender Studies November 6, 2020

Sitting Pretty

The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

Rebekah Taussig

Hosted by Christina Gessler
A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sitting_pretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks …
Academic Life November 6, 2020

Getting an MFA and Memoir Writing

A Discussion with Melissa Valentine

Melissa Valentine

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts …
Academic Life November 6, 2020

How to Maintain Your Artistic Practice After Graduation

A Discussion with Beth Pickens

Beth Pickens

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you’re not an island, and neither are we. So, we are reaching across our own contacts – and beyond …
Academic Life November 6, 2020

How To Deal With Structural Inequality

A Discussion with Yolanda Flores Niemann and Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

Yolanda Flores Niemann and Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you’re not an island, and neither are we. So, we are reaching across our own contacts – and beyond …
Academic Life November 6, 2020

How to Help Girls Achieve

A Conversation with Sally A. Nuamah

Sally A. Nuamah

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts …
Academic Life November 6, 2020

Researching Racial Injustice

A Conversation with Jennifer E. Cobbina

Jennifer E. Cobbina

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Welcome to The Academic Life. You are smart and capable, but you aren’t an island, and neither are we. So we reached across our mentor network to bring you podcasts …
Politics November 4, 2020

Down Along with That Devil’s Bones

A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy

Connor Towne O’Neill

Hosted by Christina Gessler
In Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy (Algonquin Books, 2020), journalist Connor Towne O’Neill takes a deep dive into …
Gender Studies October 27, 2020

Gender and Our Brains

How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds

Gina Rippon

Hosted by Christina Gessler
For decades if not centuries, science has backed up society’s simple dictum that men and women are hardwired differently, that the world is divided by two different kinds of brains—male …