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Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
Academic Wear: A Shakespearian Critique
by | Fashion/Style

“Academic wear” can be a tough nut to crack, especially for women. In this article, Thomasin Bailey lends her voice to the issue, powerfully weaving Shakespeare into her critique of what it means to be a woman in academia. She asks the all-important question: What should I wear to be “taken seriously”? It is often said that appearance […]

Who do you call a Professional?
Who do you call a Professional?
by | Features

On what terms does a professional get to identify as one? This is the question Kay Guccione turns inside-out on Stylish Academic this week.  I was inspired during a Twitter conversation a couple of weeks ago to consider concepts and perceptions of professionalism. The opinions offered online and the research literature on professionalism, professional trust, and professional development, […]

Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
Editor’s Note – Happy New Year 2017
by | Features

2016 feels long gone, seeing how much we already have packed into the New Year. That said, I do feel like 2017 has a very positive vibe about it. Have you set any goals for the new year? What do you want to have achieved by the end of the year? For some of us, […]

Things to know before the PhD
Things to know before the PhD
by | Features

By Furaha Asani (Orisirisi Blog) As a PhD student, have you ever thought about what you will do in the event that things don’t work out according to your plans? This isn’t something a lot of us tend to think of at the start of the PhD process. I would encourage you to make a […]

What I wish I knew before the PhD
What I wish I knew before the PhD
by | Features

We recently ran a huge social media campaign calling all past and present PhD researchers to share what they wished they knew before embarking on the academic journey. (Read Furaha’s personal story on her journey with mental health, losing loved ones, and more – Things to know before the PhD) A big thank you to everyone who responded! […]

Note from the Editor
Note from the Editor
by | Features

Dear Reader, Thank you for staying with Stylish Academic despite the long sabbatical the team needed to set the house in order. As we approach our second birthday in a few months, it has become important to once again evaluate Stylish Academic, what we are here for, and how this platform can be of utmost value […]

The Stylish Academic Survey Report
The Stylish Academic Survey Report
by | Features

About a month ago, we launched a quick survey to better understand who was visiting the site, what you thought about the content, and how we could improve on Stylish Academic to provide exactly what you want to your inbox. It was a rewarding experience, and I just want to thank everyone who participated; for […]

Top #Twitter Chat Tips for Academics
Top #Twitter Chat Tips for Academics
by | Features

By Dennis Rolojo | #Twitter ChatTips: How academics can connect in 140 or less I love Twitter! Growing up in a slum in Manila, it’s a childhood dream – it’s the place where I can easily send snippets of messages to people I look up to. For this reason, I spend a large chunk of my […]

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, […]

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 […]