Finding Your Stephen King and Your Way Around the Paywalls when the Academic Library is Out of Reach

A few months ago I was invited to speak to the #PhDchatUCC group in University College Cork about my experience of finishing a PhD and what comes next. I focused mainly on time management and self-care because I really believe that these issues need to be brought into sharper focus. Having heard many junior and … Read more

#AcWriMo Update: Explorations in Peer Review, Data Collection, and Losing Myself in the Chthulucene

Unfortunately, I have not been able to maintain the kind of momentum I was so optimistic about at the beginning of the month in terms of blogging on a weekly basis. Part of this is due to the demise of my beloved old laptop. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang and … Read more

Talkin’ about an Academic Publishing Revolution

“Why aren’t we all just publishing our stuff open access?!?!” This question was asked by a frustrated scholar during a dinner I recently attended following a rant about the perils of dealing with academic publishers. A number of people in the room had decades of experience in publishing their work in book form, and nostalgically … Read more