Monthly Archives: May 2015

How do you start a book?

I don’t mean how do you start reading a book (that’s fairly straightforward, though it can get difficult during semester time) nor how do you start a book project. No, I mean, how do you decide what the first words … Continue reading

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On the limbo years and academic job security

Yesterday, almost seven years after finishing my PhD, I finally had confirmation that I will be moved to an open-ended contract (the closest to a permanent contract that we get in UK universities). I have also been promoted, so from … Continue reading

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Gender and scholarship (again)

As the School of Divinity’s Equality and Diversity officer, and the person responsible for implementing our gender equality action plan (as part of the Athena SWAN process) I find myself reflecting on the ongoing problems of gender stereotyping, under-representation of … Continue reading

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