Author: Nadine Muller
I delivered this invited talk as part of an event called The Digital Academic, organised by Jobs.ac.uk and Piirus and held on 23 March 2015 at the University of Warwick. The aim of this session was to introduce ECRs and PhDs to how social media can help your academic profile, skills, and career prospects, but also to give a critical and realistic idea of the extent to which hiring committees actually take a candidate’s social media presence into account.
30 October 2014, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Discussion Group, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford
06/12/2013, “Homeward Bound”, Postgraduate American Studies Conference, Nottingham University
10 July 2014, Centre for Sexuality & Gender Studies (CSGS) Summer School, Durham University
This post is both a continuation of my previous thoughts on social media in academia, and the product of several workshops and talks I’ve been asked to give on the topic this past year. Most notably, it is a response to and follow-up from a presentation and spirited discussion on social media at an impressive postgraduate conference at the University of Nottingham this month, Homeward Bound: Nation, Belonging and the American Home, and on the first day of the year it seems fitting to reflect on 2013 with a sketch of some of the concerns and questions I’ve...
Keynote, 14 May 2014, “REF2020: Achieving Excellence” Faculty of Computing & Engineering, Coventry University
This one-day training session is aimed at postgraduates and early-career researchers who are hoping to develop an academic career.
In this post I’m revisiting the questions which are inevitably produced by any academic (or indeed professional) who blogs about issues which cross the shaky boundaries between private and public identities, if there are indeed such distinct entities at all.
I realise that for many of you none of what I write here will be news. Especially in the social sciences and the creative arts, the practices that have in recent years become known as public or community engagement often have long been an integral part of research and other academic activities. However, I feel that in other disciplines, such as my own, public engagement is still occasionally seen as either some mythical thing, or as an unnecessary and irrelevant evil imposed by managerial and governmental monsters. It’s neither, at least for the purposes of this post and...