Tag Archives: academia

January 13

Ph.D as The Starting Point

Yesterday I attended the bi-annual postgraduate sex work conference. This was organised by Professor Teela Sanders and is part of the Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium. The line up was fantastic. I was very excited to hear Dr Kate Brown’s talk about doing a Ph.D. Given I am now in my final year and writing […]

December 16

Jobs and Ph.D Studentships

I will list jobs and studentship opportunities here within my field. Please let me know on twitter if you see anything that would be relevant. Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Student Sex Work in the Netherlands: A Comparative Analysis with the UKSwansea University – Law & Criminology– Closing Date 31st March 2016 LPS Doctoral Scholarships Applications […]

October 26

Sex Work Conferences and Events 2016

Hi all, I will be updating this list. Please let me know if there are events you would like to be included. Always great to meet new researchers and catch up with familiar faces. I am on twitter @princessjack if you wish to connect. I list my papers here. 4th Postgraduate Sex Work Conference Location: […]

July 26

#acadowntime The Workaholic and Academia

In 2012 my husband was in Intensive Care, or ICU as we like to call it in the UK. I was told he would most likely die. It was traumatic. My husband spent 3 weeks in an induced coma. It was terrifying. When he woke up still worrying about work more than his near-death predicament, […]

January 06

Thoughts on Self Care and the Ph.D

I am probably the worst person in the world to be writing this, given I live in an almost-constant anxious state regarding work. But that’s why I’m writing it. There are a lot of great posts about academia and mental health here. I found the following quote from this blog most useful: “Now that I […]

October 29

Write Here, Write Now

Yesterday I was delighted with how our PORESO event was received, a 90 minute seminar with the wonderful Professor Karl Spracklen on Beginning to Write the Ph.D. Karl also spoke at our annual conference back in June, which I talk about here in When is Right to Write? Karl was one of our most popular […]

September 11

The Value of Conferences & Blogs for Ph.D researchers

I explain to first year theory students that sociological theory is like lego blocks. We use them to build our knowledge. These blocks are our foundation, and also our tool for building our ideas and presenting them. Well, being a Ph.D student is no different. We have to be the complete package, market ourselves as […]