The Twilight Zone: After the PhD, Before the Academic Job

You’re close to submitting your PhD, to passing your viva voce examination with flying colours, and to be awarded your doctorate. At various stages in these final months of your existence as a PhD student certain scary thoughts – of the practical kind – enter your mind repeatedly and persistently. When will my university email […]

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[Commentary] For the Sake of the Children: Widows & Welfare in the 1960s

In the post-war decades, Britain prided itself on the new welfare state and the support it afforded children and mothers. But what about those women who had lost their husbands in the war? This post looks at the picture painted by two sources from the 1960s: a broadcast on child welfare by the Central Office of Information (1962) and a BBC Home Service radio broadcast called “World of the Widow” (1960).

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02/06/2016 “Early-Career Academics in English Studies” (King’s College, London)

I’m really excited to have been invited to contribute to an event dedicated to the topic of “Early-Career Academics in English Studies”, including issues such as ‘gender, mental health, teaching and research, and international early-career research and mobility. The event is co-sponsored by University English and the English Association. I’ll publish more details on this event and […]

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03/05/2016 “Academia & Social Media” (University of Lincoln)

The University of Lincoln has committed funding to a commendable, inspiring new initiative started by its researchers: a postgraduate network for Women in Academia. I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the networks series of workshops this year, and to be tackling the topic of social media and academia from a gendered angle. Please upgrade […]

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