Learning to Not ‘Unsee’: Racism in Academia

In this guest post, University of Glasgow PhD researcher Mariana Rios Maldonado discusses her experiences with racism in academia and explores how we (staff and students alike) can do better at implementing and fighting for anti-racist policies. You can read more about Mariana's research in her '5 Minutes With' interview. Spring of 2013. Sitting in … Continue reading Learning to Not ‘Unsee’: Racism in Academia

Panning Out: Confronting White Complicity as a Researcher of Tibet

In this guest post, University of Glasgow PhD researcher Lucy McCormick discusses how her current research was affected by her time in Tibet and explores how white researchers of non-white communities can confront their own complicity. In 2013 I was living in a part of China with a large Tibetan population – unsurprising, since a … Continue reading Panning Out: Confronting White Complicity as a Researcher of Tibet

Workshopping Ethnographic Research Methods: A SGSAH Report

On 4th and 16th March 2021, Alastair Mackie and Amandine le Maire were involved in a Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities’ workshop for PhD students in arts and humanities disciplines on ethnographic research methods, organised by the University of Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt University. During the two online sessions, they introduced research methods that … Continue reading Workshopping Ethnographic Research Methods: A SGSAH Report

In Defense of Nice Stationary: Tips for Redrafting Your Thesis

In this guest post, University of Glasgow PhD researcher Shelby Judge discusses her experiences with redrafting her thesis chapters and offers some advice on how to make the most of a redraft. You can read more about Shelby in her '5 Minutes With' interview. In a fit of grandiosity, I have labelled my current stage … Continue reading In Defense of Nice Stationary: Tips for Redrafting Your Thesis

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)

Sharing is Caring (For Yourself!): Top Tips for Sharing Your Research

In this guest post, Heriot-Watt University PhD researcher María de los Angeles Zapata Rodriguez discusses how sharing her research within and outwith the academic community has helped her to better understand both herself and her research, and she gives advice on how to get the most from our sharing experiences. You need to share your … Continue reading Sharing is Caring (For Yourself!): Top Tips for Sharing Your Research