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"As an Indian, I just assumed you were submissive."
"Shut the f**k up. I won't tolerate backtalk from someone like you...Idiot."

I filed charges against @UF & Dept of Astro. for racism, harassment & retaliation.#phdlife #AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter #phdjourney #phdchat
Statements like these from my former PhD advisor were not uncommon. I was demeaned, harassed, and bullied into silence when I cried out against abuse. "You know you are on a visa, right?... Stay in your lane, don't antagonize me, and you might have a future in America."

A month ago I graduated with a PhD in Astronomy from @UF. This almost didn't happen, thanks to my former dept. (@UFastro) and advisor, who seemingly singled me out for abuse (his only other grad student was a White woman, who has since started working with someone else).

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I am gonna document the #52weeks as a #PhDStudent in 2021 in this thread.
Week 1: Small, university-level grant submitted. Inducted as Green Fund Committee member at the university.
Week 2: Accepted a guest lecture invite in the department. Its about #schoolnutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic Inducted as Volunteer Mentor for Student Success at the university. #phdlife #52weeks
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