The Month of Hell (TM)

Overcommitment is a constant problem for working academics who wear ‘busyness’ as a badge of honour. I think the overcommitment problem tends to start duing the PhD. This post from Evan Hayles Gledhill has real insight into why the problem happens in the first place – our own reactions to the hyper competitive research culture. […]

How to be an academic?

I have a new book out! If you follow me on any of my social media channels, you probably know this already, but I thought I would tell you again anyway because I’m excited about it šŸ™‚ The book is called “How to be an Academic” is essentially a compilation of writing I have done […]

Conference small talk – the definitive guide

This post was originally published on theĀ All things Linguistic blogĀ 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 writesĀ pop linguistics articles for various placesĀ and is currently writingĀ a book about […]