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Researchers and Their Stories

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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…
I couldn’t have asked for a better first week of fieldwork. However, it sure has been a roller coaster of emotions. The landscape here is tough. And by tough I mean a…
Your first peer review experience might have been smooth, or it might have been diastrous. Regardless, it is one that has stuck with you as you advance in your academic…
  • Guest Author
  • September 19, 2019
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About six years ago, when I became a university lecturer in Nigeria, I was suddenly faced with a difficult situation. I was forced to “publish or perish” in…
As a grad student with an invisible chronic illness, I have both the luxury and the misfortune of being able to blend in with everyone else. I go to the same classes. I…
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  • September 6, 2019
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I always had a hard time saying NO. Every time I did, it felt like a missed opportunity. I wish I had infinite time and say yes to all the cool opportunities I get. But…
I was diagnosed with severe clinical depression and specific learning difficulties at the age of 32. In retrospect, it’s been something that I have really struggled with…
  • Guest Author
  • July 8, 2019
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When I am feeling my most discouraged and whipped by this PhD I tend to start listing mentally, everything that has happened in my life over the past 2.5 years that have…
  • Guest Author
  • July 8, 2019
  • 648 views
Arriving in the remote Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard was like crossing a threshold into my childhood dreams. The many books on polar exploration I devoured as a child…
  • Guest Author
  • July 8, 2019
  • 590 views