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Postdoc-ing around

I have recently graduated from my PhD and am working in my first post-doctoral (post-doc) position.

Before I carry on with the rest of this post, I feel I should clarify that I love my job and I intend to stay in academic research! 802 more words


How To Research: A Step-By-Step Guide

I adapted this from How To Research by Blaxter, Hughes & Tight, which is a really useful book which I thoroughly recommend for anyone who’s on an academic career path. 75 more words


U.S. News: Why Aren't Millennials Investing? Fear isn't the Only Factor

Here is one of my latest articles at U.S. News and World Report on how student loans and the emotional impact of the Great Recession are affecting young adults’ investment decisions. 21 more words


We Regret the Delay

My apologies for the delay in my (I am sure much anticipated) series of posts on Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos; as is so often the case, life has intervened and re-arranged my priorities significantly. 109 more words


Fujoshi Friday: King of the Animals Part II

(Note: This is a continuation of the previous post applying Hiroki Azuma’s theory of database consumption to the anime K.)

With regards to the database characteristics used in… 367 more words


Can The Comment

Like many academics, I’ve spent many hours this summer in conference rooms with fluorescent lighting and insufficient air conditioning. For the most part, this has been a real pleasure—after a year of teaching, it is always invigorating to hear others present their research and engage in fruitful conversations. 739 more words


The "So what?" of ideology

l’m currently reading scholarship in an area where participants are debating the whole structure and agency thing. I don’t want to call anyone out, so the people involved in the argument will remain anonymous. 244 more words