The Oxford University China-Africa Network (OUCAN) will hold its annual conference on 16 June 2015, from 10.00-18.30 at the China Centre, University of Oxford. Get your tickets here. The theme for this year’s conference is “Natural Resources in the Changing Landscape of China-Africa Relations“. It focuses on the changing China-Africa relations and the implications of this […]
Meet Yemi Jegede, the PhD researcher whom otherwise would have been a football player… cool geek. Tell us about your research? My research revolves around the development of sustainable eco-friendly heating and air-conditioning solutions for use in the emerging landscape of emission cuts (huh?). In simple terms, I am working on air-conditioners that are less harmful […]
Meet Michelle Reeve. She’s doing a PhD on spiders, loves barefoot running, and would buy you a pint with her last penny! Do tell us about your research? My PhD research looks at spider locomotion! Spiders can naturally ‘self-amputate’ their own legs to escape from predators, and I’m interested in how their gait changes when […]
It’s amazing how much clutter we amass over time. The wardrobe is filled to the brim and bursting at the seams, but when it’s time to get dressed for work, there is nothing to wear. If that scenario is familiar, you are not alone. I recently had to move rooms within my house (long story!) […]
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.
Think the Caribbean, think reggae music, beaches, and dance. This Ph.D. 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 Trinidad & Tobago. Tell us about your research… My research looks at brands and […]
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 […]