Style is not Anti-Intellectual
Style is not Anti-Intellectual
by | Fashion/Style

Style is not anti-intellectual. It is actually more cerebral than you think. To have a personal style is not to be defined by fashion and trends (or other people’s expectations of you), but to use it to make a statement about who you are. To do this effectively, you need to have a healthy understanding […]

Self-care in a world of busy
Self-care in a world of busy
by | Lifestyle

By Jane Jones   Much of our self-care is relegated to the weekends. We think of sleeping a bit later, moving a bit slower, maybe even treating ourselves to some small indulgence. But during the week we just rush through the motions as we strive for peak productivity, thinking there is never any time to stop and […]

Food, Passions & Academia
Food, Passions & Academia
by | Lifestyle

By Furaha Asani  Chances are some of us postgrad students and academic researchers don’t really give that much thought to the food we are eating. Not that we don’t care, just that as long as it’s nutritious and/or tasty, it should go down well. Or maybe it’s just me. Regardless of whether you spend weekends […]

Style Laboratory with Meriame
Style Laboratory with Meriame
by | Fashion/Style

The search for outfits that are both style -ish and appropriate for the lab world can be a daunting task. If you’ve got to spend hours under excessive air conditioning, or under the surreal yellow lighting of photolithography labs, MERIAME BERBOUCHA has some beautiful outfit ideas that might just stylishly fit in with that lifestyle. (Feel free to vary these […]

Meet the Scholar: Professor Phakeng
Meet the Scholar: Professor Phakeng
by | Meet The Scholar

Meet the Scholar, Mamokgethi Phakeng, Professor of Mathematics Education at Wits University, South Africa, and Vice Principal of Research & Innovation at UNISA. On July 1st 2016, she assumed the role of Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Internationalisation position at UCT. Her full biography here. “I have never made an effort to maintain my sense […]

How to get published as an #ECR
How to get published as an #ECR
by | Features

One way to be distinct in the current academic job climate is to get published, and get “published well.” As an Early Career Researcher, it takes some strategic thinking to hit home-run in the labour market. Stylish Academic caught up with Charlotte Mathieson, to hear her story about the journey to getting a book published with an esteemed publisher, […]

Academic Maternity Closet on a budget
Academic Maternity Closet on a budget
by | Fashion/Style

By Shakira Quiñones | I became pregnant for the first (and so far only) time when I was a PhD student. Although this pregnancy was planned and very wanted, I couldn’t help but worry about my research: would I complete my classes on time, would postponing my fieldwork ruin my work flow and really cut my time…Which […]

Top 10 Academic Twitter Accounts
Top 10 Academic Twitter Accounts
by | Features

More academics are getting social-media savvy on Twitter, and we think it’s a good thing! It provides great opportunity to build community, collaborate, and share research. We know that when you’re a newbie on Twitter, it can feel totally lonely and downright confusing. This is why we have come up with the top 10 accounts every academic […]

The Androgynous Chic Professor
The Androgynous Chic Professor
by | Fashion/Style

Not everyone is cut out for pencil skirts, stilettos, and the works. There are those who love to keep it grounded in the androgynous yet chic style. Your personal style should reflect who you are; that’s the only way to get comfortable in it. As Rachel Zoe once said, “style is a way to say who you […]

Planning my Nigeria research trip
Planning my Nigeria research trip
by | Features

How to plan your research trip – from wardrobe to finance & check lists. By Tee Ola (editor) I am the queen of Project Management. Even if the project to be managed were my weekend, I am proud to announce that I would plan it down to the colour of flip-flops (ha!). My friends tease […]