How to Be an International Scholar (Even While Staying Home)

In this guest post, University of Edinburgh PhD researcher Vesna Curlic explains the importance of internationalisation in our research and practice, and gives advice on how to apply a global mindset to our work. What does it mean to be an international researcher? This, like most questions that academics deal with, is a question that … Continue reading How to Be an International Scholar (Even While Staying Home)

Where Did All the Jewish Superheroes Go? The Changing Narrative of Character Backgrounds in Superhero Adaptations

In this guest post, University of Glasgow PhD researcher Jordanna Conn explores how adaptations of comic books to film and TV shows, particularly within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, tend to leave behind or retcon important details of characters' lives or backgrounds, heavily impacting the Jewishness of specific characters. You can read more about Jordanna and … Continue reading Where Did All the Jewish Superheroes Go? The Changing Narrative of Character Backgrounds in Superhero Adaptations

Challenging the Normative: Academia and Neurodiversity

This week's guest post is by University of Stirling PhD researcher Rosie Priest. Here, she discusses the specific difficulties she's encountered throughout her time in academia and how the exacerbation of those issues during the pandemic encouraged her to seek help. When lockdown came in March last year, I did what I always did, what … Continue reading Challenging the Normative: Academia and Neurodiversity