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Researchers and Their Stories

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When I look back at my life, given the struggles I had to endure, I feel that getting a PhD degree was not my biggest achievement. My biggest achievement was that I…
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  • December 9, 2019
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My journey in academia as a foreigner and a woman
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The students of the program found out that due to some administrative restrictions, they would not be able to travel to Greece…all students, except one – me! I was…
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  • December 9, 2019
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How a conference in Greece changed my life
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At that point, I thought that it was the plateau of my career in terms of the academic profession… but I was wrong.
How I became a "real" researcher
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In 1989, when I was 21 years old, I decided to make a serious change in my life. I moved to America and joined the army to become a soldier
I followed my passion for research after serving in the army for 20 years
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That journey of completing my thesis really taught me a lot. Looking back at that time, I realize I had a belief in my mind that I should not give up, that I needed to…
How I hurdled my way to a successful thesis defense
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It was a very difficult stage in my life. I had to manage my studies along with my parenting responsibilities. I felt I was drowning, and needed someone to save me.
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  • November 22, 2019
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I feel like a superwoman – do you?
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Does journalistic writing prove advantageous to me as a researcher, or does it muddle my research manuscript by turning it into a journalistic article rather than an…
Journalist or academic? I'm leading a 'double life'!
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So am I an early-career researcher, or a mid-career researcher? Right now, I’m not sure that I’m either. I think I’m in a weird transition space between the two. Growing…
Your Research. Your Life. Your Story. is a platform that features some really great and inspiring personal stories of researchers and academics. This is a forum on which…
When I received my first peer review invitation, I could not believe it was real. I always thought that only experienced academics received such invitations. Although…