Does anyone else out there have stories to share of managing a lifetime of dual academic careers? Here are some statistics about our phenomenon in a study by the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford (pdf). Not too surprising that the proportion of academic marrying other academics is high. We’re meeting each other during the years most likely to be seeking mates and the years mostly likely to be in grad school.
I’ve been an exception to the trend of men’s jobs coming first. We’re just doing a tango. It takes two.