#EditorDiary When does it feel over?
#EditorDiary When does it feel over?
by | Features

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 […]

My Caribbean Research Trip
My Caribbean Research Trip
by | Features

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 […]

#EditorDiary A Wi-fi-Free Home…
#EditorDiary A Wi-fi-Free Home…
by | Lifestyle

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 […]

10 must-have Academic fashion items
10 must-have Academic fashion items
by | Fashion/Style

A selection of essential items make up a stylish wardrobe, so we have curated the top 10 academic must-have fashion items for you. As academic researchers, comfort comes first, and everything else follows. We want to command a presence when we enter the classroom, conference hall, or workshop space, and not get mistaken for one […]

All ado about Amal Clooney
All ado about Amal Clooney
by | Fashion/Style

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 […]

Trench Coat has feminist history
Trench Coat has feminist history
by | Fashion/Style

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.

Networking made easy in 5 Dos
Networking made easy in 5 Dos
by | Lifestyle

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, […]

How to be a Digital Academic 2
How to be a Digital Academic 2
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Digital media tools are fast becoming a significant part of academic life. To ignore them is to fall behind. This is why when Jobs and Piirus advertised a workshop on The Digital Academic, I just had to be there. If you were unable to make it to the event, do follow this series of 3 […]