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On being British

I have been looking forward to today’s elections for a long, long time. After all, it is the first time I am eligible to vote in this country that I call home. But as I read the newspaper this morning, … Continue reading

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Mental Health in Academia and the Kobayashi Maru

A blog post on the Guardian Higher Education Network seems to have hit a nerve in the academic community. The post, about how widespread mental health issues are in academia, has been widely shared and as I first read it, it felt very familiar. … Continue reading

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Yes I’m British. Get used to it. Fast.

I honestly thought I was done. When I received my British citizenship last year, I thought I was finally done with immigration control and all the hoops I had to cross as a foreigner. I thought that after almost 15 … Continue reading

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This Academic Wears Pink

  There is an academic I know who has, for years, had issues with me. His negative comments were endless, and his derision and condescension palpable. I thought it was just me. That there was something seriously wrong with me … Continue reading

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Deborah Cohan Dancing

This has been a tricky weekend. I wasn’t feeling very well and I also hit a bit of a brick on the article I am currently writing. There is nothing like hitting your snag on your PhD for making you … Continue reading

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