Throwntogetherness

or, the juxtaposition of previously unrelated trajectories

Turning your PhD into a book

As I was racing to the submission finish line with my PhD thesis in August 2012, I constantly doubted whether certain sections were ‘done’ or ‘good enough’. One of the … Continue reading

December 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Writing for Research II: Writing as an iterative process

Yesterday, I wrote about writing as a learned skill. Today we move on to thinking about writing as an iterative process. One of the biggest mistakes that graduate students make … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Writing for Research I: Writing is a learned skill

  I recently gave a class on writing for research to a wonderful group of health science postgraduate students. It was a great opportunity to gather some of my ideas … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Being a Public Intellectual

Today I was interviewed by a PhD scholarĀ  researching ‘public’ geographers and public intellectuals more generally. I’m not sure if I was being researched as an actual public geographer, or … Continue reading

April 6, 2016 · 11 Comments

You Won’t Believe How These New Zealand Undergraduates Email Their Lecturers

My tongue-in-cheek clickbait title is meant to illustrate via awkward engagement how inappropriate the norms of social media are to academia. Nowhere is this more obvious than when students try … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

On writing: Spew drafts in the Phd process

I have recently been working through a book with some PhD students in my department. The book is Alison B Miller’s Finish Your Dissertation Once and For All! How to … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 3 Comments