Meet Michael Irene, the African literature scholar who loves Gucci, and good opera!
What to wear is usually at the bottom of the to-do list when preparing for the VIVA. Not so with Emma. Stylish Academic had a wonderful time chatting with her over the weekend, listening to her experience, and having a good laugh while at it. Emma successfully passed the Viva on May 1st, so congratulations! […]
I recently handed in and passed my PhD viva in April. The congratulatory messages from friends and family has had me floating and twirling in the air. But no sooner than the giddy feeling takes hold, I find myself aground again. The truth is it doesn’t feel like it’s over. I still watch Netflix and […]
By Michelle Reeve | Love ’em or hate ’em, deadlines play an important role in academia. As much as they sometimes scare me, I personally enjoy working to deadlines, particularly if they’re set by something or someone else (i.e. not self-imposed – I’m not strict enough on myself to work well to those!). Without deadlines, my […]
Think Caribbean, think reggae music, beaches, and dance. This PhD researcher, Gabi Ferdinand, cleverly wraps it all up in a study, and shakes some booty while at it. Here is our interview with Gabi on her field research trip to Trindad & Tobago. Tell us about your research… My research looks at brands and how […]
For weeks now my home has been without Internet Wi-Fi service. Its impact on my lifestyle and productivity has been tremendous, yet it remains a pain in the backside. My generous mobile service provider grants me unlimited data, so I am thankful for small mercies. Being Wi-Fi free at home has done 5 things for […]
A selection of essential items make up a stylish wardrobe. Have you ever been in the situation where you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear to an outing? That’s right, me too. It is because the semi-wrong items occupy the front row in our closets. As academic researchers, comfort and class are key. We want […]
Amal Clooney is an epitome of style and smarts, and that’s why we love her! She is in a class of her own, as she dominates the fashion scene in New York. A New York Times article goes: At 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Amal Clooney walked into Classroom 103 in William and June Warren Hall at Columbia Law School…dressed in […]
Who would have thought that the trench coat is an icon of women emancipation? Josh Sims’ new book, Icons of Women’s style (2015), drops this bombshell. During the early 1920s, women wore the trench coat as a statement of emancipation, just as it made a fashion statement.
1) Have a business card ready The more creative the business card design, the better. I remember this one business card I collected at an African Women conference. I couldn’t put it away after saving the details. It looked so good sitting on my desk, I couldn’t let it go. This of course meant that every morning, […]