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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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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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Outside the Home Office #Setherfree

Because of the topic of my research, I spend a lot of my time reading about depressing things. Torture Abuse Guantanamo Yarl’s Wood Control Orders/TPIMS Belmarsh Denaturalisation Immigration Bill Indefinite Detention Torture Abuse It can be hard not to lose … Continue reading

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The (Not-so) Hidden Gender Inequality in Higher Education

The presence of gender inequality in universities is not news. Women make of over 50% of the student population on campuses, but this demographic is not represented in the echelons of academia. In in the classes I teach, where female students far outnumber … Continue reading

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The Home Office in My PhD Log

I got an email today from the Research Unit at my university reminding us to complete our PhD Logs in timely fashion. The Logs record how many meetings we have with our supervisors, what was discussed in them, the title … 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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