Conference small talk – the definitive guide

This post was originally published on the All things Linguistic blog about a year ago by Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen started blogging as a linguistics grad student at McGill University, but is now a full-time pop linguist, bridging the gap between linguistics and the general public. She writes pop linguistics articles for various places and is currently writing a book about … Continue reading Conference small talk – the definitive guide

Why you should blog during your PhD

I'm an advocate for blogging, obviously, but should you blog during your PhD? Will you have time? Will it be a distraction? I find it hard to answer those questions, but a growing number of people are doing it and I'm lucky enough that Gaia Cantelli wrote in to share her experience of blogging, which … Continue reading Why you should blog during your PhD

Don’t let those ‘sticky words’ confuse your thesis examiner

This blog post is one of a series I am writing that are developing ideas for the new book I am writing with Shaun Lehmann and Katherine Firth of the Research Voodoo blog for Open University press. Writing Trouble will be a ‘swiss army knife’ of a book that will contain a range of strategies … Continue reading Don’t let those ‘sticky words’ confuse your thesis examiner

The academic handmaiden’s tale

Content warning - this post contains details and discussion of sexual assault and harassment. For more information and services, please visit the ANU Respectful relationships page. Yesterday we got a damning report on sexual harrassment and assault in Australian universities.  It's truly harrowing reading. I'm not going to recap the report, you should read it … Continue reading The academic handmaiden’s tale