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PhD Pending

By Anne Mahler
The podcast for early-career scholars in the humanities, hosted by Anne Mahler. Every episode, we discuss an aspect of PhD life, and explore what it really means to do a PhD in the humanities.

PhD Pending is written and produced by Anne Mahler. Logo design by Jerome Kelleher. Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod, or contact us at phdpendingpod@gmail.com. If you like our content and want to support the show, please donate! www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4).
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6.08 The Big Postdoc Extravaganza
In our season finale, we sit down with Ailbhe McDaid (University College Cork), Louise Benson-James (Ghent University), and Jay Shelat (UNC Greensboro) to discuss everything postdoc! How do postdocs work? Do we need one to get a job in academia? Are there international standards? What does the day-to-day of a postdoc look like? And what about the application process? Join us as we decode the ins and outs of postdoc programmes as a potential next step after the PhD. Find Ailbhe's Twitter here: @McDaid_Ailbhe Find Louise's Twitter here: @loubreejames Find Jay's Twitter here: @jshelat1 This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
01:07:41
July 13, 2022
6.07 MA Asks a PhD
In this episode, Anne is interviewed by her former student Cian Egan about expectations vs. reality when it comes to starting a PhD programme. We talk about how Anne’s actual PhD experience differed from her expectations, what unexpected challenges and mental blocks she experienced, what admin work really looks like, and if it’s worth it to teach when doing your PhD. About Cian: Cian Egan is a recent graduate of the BA in English programme at UCC. As an academic writer, his interest lies primarily in the intersection of feminist literary theory and the Gothic. For his undergraduate dissertation, he wrote on how the depiction of female madness in the Gothic genre has evolved over time to reflect changing attitudes towards women and their mental health. He will be going straight into a master’s degree next year, specifically the MA in Modernities course in UCC, where he hopes to conduct further research in this general area. He hopes to continue his third level education to PhD level with the ultimate goal of becoming an active academic and lecturer. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
45:36
June 29, 2022
6.06 Changing Your Supervisor in the Middle of Your PhD
In this episode, we chat with Marnina Winkler about her experience with changing her supervisor in the middle of her PhD research. We dive deeper into how her research took her on a path that was so different to her original proposal that it necessitated a move to a different department, how she managed the process, how it impacted her mental health, and what her project and life looks like now that she has a new supervisory team. About Marnina: Marnina is originally from Utah in the United States but has been living in Ireland for the last 6 years. In 2014, Marnina graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Music and a minor in History. While attending UVU, Marnina was a member of the Chamber Choir and performed all over the United States and China! The summer of 2014 Marnina performed in Italy and during the year of 2015, she was also a guest singer for the Wasatch Symphony Community Orchestra. Marnina has an MA in Ethnomusicology from University College Cork (2016) and is currently a PhD student there. While at UCC she has been tutoring in the Skills Centre, Co-Chair of PhD Chats and is a PhD Representative. Marnina sees herself as a Researcher, Presenter, and Performer and loves having the opportunity to share what she love. Find Marnina’s Twitter here: @MarninaW This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
54:19
June 15, 2022
6.05 PhDs Worldwide: Australia
In this episode, we chat with Dr Ashleigh Prosser about the Australian PhD system. How does it work? How much teaching is involved? What does the application process look like? Find out more in this week's deep dive! About Ashleigh: Dr Ashleigh Prosser FHEA is an early career researcher, and the Manager Capability Development in the Educational Enhancement Unit (Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education) at the University of Western Australia. She completed her PhD by research in English & Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia, for which she wrote a study of the Gothic mode in contemporary author Peter Ackroyd's London-based novels and historical works. Ashleigh’s research interests lie with the Gothic, and its relationship to haunting and the uncanny in literature and popular culture. Ashleigh is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Managing Editor of Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies, co-founder of the Australasian Horror Studies Network, and the social media manager for The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (@GANZA_Official), Find Ashleigh’s Twitter here: @GANZA_Official This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons). Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
48:39
June 01, 2022
6.04 Doing Bilingual Research for your PhD
In this episode, we chat with Luke Watson about how he manages doing research in two languages, English and French. We dive deeper into how he treats historical sources in both languages, what to watch out for when integrating bilingual sources in your own writing, and how critical analysis changes when dealing with texts from two different cultures and in two different languages. Find Luke’s Twitter here: @TheCelticRaven This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
38:15
May 18, 2022
6.03 Getting Published in a High-Impact Journal
In this episode, we sit down with Dr Samantha Morse to chat about her approach to getting published in a high-profile journal early on in her PhD programme. We talk about her approach to writing and researching, the submission, the peer-review process, and the impact of a high-impact publication on her PhD. About Sam: Sam specializes in long 19thC British literature with an emphasis on the Gothic and affect theory. She finished her PhD in 2020–an unfortunate COVID grad who didn't get a hooding ceremony, alas. She accepted an English faculty position at an elite college preparatory school in Miami, Florida where she taught British literature and science fiction for a year, before deciding to leave the conventional academic system and start her own business. Now she travels the US in a Ford Transit van that she built with her husband, and teaches/mentors high schoolers, college students, and grad students remotely. She is also a book coach for full professors and early career scholars. Find Samantha’s Instagram here: @ascendinbend Find Samantha’s YouTube here: Sam’s in the Van Find Samantha’s website here: https://www.samanthamorse.com/ This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
46:29
May 04, 2022
6.02 Blogging Your PhD Experience
In this episode, we chat with Bri LeBusque, the woman behind the popular PhD blog DrofWhat about how blogging can help you to process your PhD experience. We discuss the practicalities of creating a blog, how not to let an upload schedule get in the way of using it as a tool of reflection, and how a blog is a great way to create a community of PhD peers. Dr. Brianna Le Busque has a PhD in Psychology and has a PhD blog called dr.ofwhat which she started six years ago at the start of her own PhD journey. Bri is passionate about helping postgraduate students through sharing tips on the blog and being candid about her PhD and academic experiences. Find Bri’s blog here: https://drofwhat.com/ Find Bri’s Instagram here: @dr.ofwhat Bri’s Twitter: @BriannaLeBusque This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
44:25
April 20, 2022
6.01 Marking Student Assignments & Giving Feedback as a PhD
In this episode, we sit down with former co-host Éadaoin Regan to chat about how we give feedback to our students when we return marks and assignments. We talk about our strategies on how we approach face-to-face feedback conversations, what to watch out for when giving feedback on in-class presentations, and how we give feedback on written assignments, both as margin notes and as feedback paragraphs. Find Éadaoin’s Instagram here: @eadaoinnireagain Find Éadaoin’s Twitter here: @ERegan91 This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or write an email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod.  Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
47:54
April 06, 2022
Get Ready for Season 6!
Get ready for season 6 of PhD Pending, starting 6th April 2022, and for our PhD Pending Bonus and Super Patrons with early access to new episodes on 1st April 2022 (this is not an April Fools joke)! This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
02:21
March 30, 2022
PhD Pending is now on Patreon & Introducing PhD Pending Coffee Breaks!
Hey PhD Pending listeners! PhD Pending is now on Patreon! Become a patron and support the show: https://www.patreon.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by subscribing to our Patreon page, or heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page for a once-off donation: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Good Times," licensed CC BY-NC 4.0, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
03:39
March 23, 2022
5.08 The Big Precarity in Academia Roundtable
In our season 5 finale, we sit down with Dr Mirand Corcoran, Dr Dara Downey, and Dr Deirdre Flynn for a candid discussion of what it's like to be precarious as an early-career researcher. We talk about different kinds of short-term contracts, how the existing academic system enables pay below minimal wage for ECRs and how academic culture fuels our willingness to be exploited, and cover what we can do individually and collectively to work towards changing the system. Find Deirdre's article " On Being Precarious" here: https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/iur.2020.0433 Find Deirdre's Twitter here: @deirdre_flynn Find Dara's Twitter here: @DaraD22Gothic Find Miranda's Twitter here: @middleagedwitch If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
01:23:26
March 02, 2022
5.07 Managing Archival Work For Your PhD
Hold on to your receipts! In this episode of PhD Pending, we chat to Dr Trisha O'Connor about her experience with travelling abroad to to do archival research for her PhD project. We dive deeper into how she prepared for the trip, what challenges she ran into, and Trisha shares her tips on how to make the most of your time with historical sources, and what to watch out for when dealing with funding money. About Trisha: Trisha is a Digital Humanities researcher from Cork, Ireland. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at CLASP: A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry, an EU-funded project based at the Oxford Faculty of English Language and Literature. She is also  the Communications Officer for the Text Encoding Initiative, a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a standard for the  representation of texts in digital form. She completed her PhD in Digital Humanities at University College Cork (UCC), fully funded by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in UCC (2014-16), and by the Irish Research Council (2016-2018). Her PhD research involved encoding the scribal practices, palaeographical and codicological features, and the complex mise-en-page of Cambridge, Corpus Christi  College MS 41 (CCCC41) in Text Encoding Initiative Extensible Markup Language (TEI-XML). She is currently creating a digital documentary edition of CCCC41, which cogently combines the text and digital facsimiles of CCCC41 to enable researchers to study the manuscript’s marginalia within their textual environment. When she is not encoding Old English and Anglo-Latin manuscripts she enjoys hiking, rockclimbing, bodyboarding and kayaking. Trisha's Twitter: @trishaoconnor88 If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via  email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
52:49
February 16, 2022
5.06 Navigating your Cultural Identity in a Eurocentric PhD Field
In this episode, we chat to Jianing Li about her experiences of navigating her cultural identity as a Chinese woman in medieval studies, one of the most Eurocentric fields of study in the humanities. We dive deeper into what challenges she faces with university admin, struggles with systemic racism, the importance of supportive supervisors and mentors, and regaining your voice and claiming your space in a male-dominated, white space in academia.   About Jianing: Jianing has recently completed her PhD in medieval literature. She originally comes from China. Her research interests vary from medieval romance, to post-colonial history, to modern comics. Outside of her professional work, she’s a proud dog mum of a Corgi called Merlin. Find Jianing's Twitter here: @IvyLi919 If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
48:59
February 02, 2022
5.05 PhDs Worldwide: Germany
In this episode, we chat to Marthe-Siobhán Hecke about the German PhD system. How does it work? How much teaching is involved? What does the application process look like? And what? No student fees?! Find out more in this week's deep dive! Find Marthe-Siobhán's Twitter here: @1hecke If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
45:09
January 19, 2022
5.04 Having a Baby During Your PhD
In this episode, we sit down with Catherine Styles and chat about her experiences with having a baby midway through her PhD. We dive deeper into how she prepared her research for maternity leave, how she manages the workload of her PhD and childcare, the parallels between mum guilt and imposter syndrome, and Cat shares her tips on how to stay sane as a parent who is also an early-career scholar. Find Cat's Twitter here: @pea_green_boat Catherine Styles is a part-time PhD student at the University of Bristol. Her current research focuses on female monsters in early modern literature, looking at what it is about women that men are so afraid of. Other research interests include witchcraft & the supernatural, fairy tales, and gender & sexuality in early modern literature. She has a one year old son called Harry who was not only born mid-pandemic, but also part way through her PhD. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
39:33
January 05, 2022
5.03 Introduction to PhD Productivity: Learn How to Say No & Your Questions
In this final episode of our PhD Productivity series, we once again welcome productivity guru and podcaster Jeff Sanders  to talk about PhD productivity hacks. This time, we talk about learning how to say no and setting boundaries to be able to focus on our most important tasks. We also answer some of your questions that you submitted on Instagram and Twitter. About Jeff Sanders: https://www.jeffsanders.com/ Jeff is a keynote speaker, productivity coach, author of The 5 AM  Miracle, The Free-Time Formula, and founder of The Rockin’ Productivity  Academy. He is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts in the Self-Improvement and Business  categories, been nominated for 6 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 10 million downloads. Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Psychology  from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He and his wife,  Tessa, live in Nashville, Tennessee with their daughter, Maisie, and  pug, Benny. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or email us phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
29:25
December 15, 2021
5.02 Introduction to PhD Productivity: Focused Blocks of Time
In this episode, we once again welcome productivity guru and podcaster Jeff Sanders to talk about PhD productivity hacks. We unpack what to do with the time that we have freed up by managing our productivity better, and how to implement a system to do deep focus work, a strategy that Jeff coins “Focused Blocks of Time”. About Jeff Sanders: https://www.jeffsanders.com/ Jeff is a keynote speaker, productivity coach, author of The 5 AM Miracle, The Free-Time Formula, and founder of The Rockin’ Productivity Academy. He is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts in the Self-Improvement and Business categories, been nominated for 6 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 10 million downloads. Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He and his wife, Tessa, live in Nashville, Tennessee with their daughter, Maisie, and pug, Benny. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or email us phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
21:14
December 01, 2021
5.01 Introduction to PhD Productivity: Time Management & Dealing with Distractions
In this episode, we welcome productivity guru and podcaster Jeff Sanders to talk about PhD productivity hacks. We dive deeper into time management and how to deal with distractions, boundaries, to-do lists, and multitasking, and what we can do when we feel overwhelmed and drowning in work. We also cover how we can most effectively deal with distractions like emails, and working in a shared office space. About Jeff Sanders: https://www.jeffsanders.com/ Jeff is a keynote speaker, productivity coach, author of The 5 AM Miracle, The Free-Time Formula, and founder of The Rockin’ Productivity Academy. He is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in Apple Podcasts in the Self-Improvement and Business categories, been nominated for 6 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 10 million downloads. Jeff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He and his wife, Tessa, live in Nashville, Tennessee with their daughter, Maisie, and pug, Benny. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or email us phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
31:54
November 17, 2021
Get Ready for Season 5!
PhD Pending is back with season 5 on Wednesday, 17th November 2021! In this new season, I am very excited to bring you a 3-part series all about PhD productivity, and of course more of the PhD Pending content that you know and love. We will welcome new guests, and have some returning friends of the show on as well. Until then, please subscribe on your favourite podcast app, rate us 5 stars, and leave us a review. I’m looking forward to seeing you back here in two weeks for our first episode of season 5! If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or email us phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Jingle by Scott Holmes ("Our Big Adventure," licensed CC BY-NC 4, available at www.scottholmesmusic.com, free for use, copy and redistribute in any medium or format, under Creative Commons).
01:09
November 03, 2021
4.08 PhD Pending reviews Netflix's The Chair
In our season finale, we sit down with Jianing Li, Luciana Lilley, and Tifany Soga to review Netflix's The Chair. We chat about the key themes, how accurately it matches up with our experiences in academia, and unpack some of its more problematic moments. The Chair was released by Netflix earlier this year. For everyone who hasn’t had a chance to watch it yet, Netflix summarises the plot of the first season as follows: At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department. Find Jianing's Twitter here: @ivyli919 Find Luciana's Twitter here: @LilleyLuciana Find Tiff's Twitter here: @tiffsoga If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or email us phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
01:36:16
October 20, 2021
4.07 Managing Editor's Feedback
In a spontaneous follow-up episode to 4.06 Co-Authoring a Journal Article, Anne and Miranda sit down to discuss updates on their recent co-authored journal article submission. We discuss the reasons behind long turnaround times for publications in the humanities, how the peer-review process works, and reveal the reviewer feedback we received, our reaction, and our next steps. Find Miranda's Twitter here: @middleagedwitch Miranda Corcoran is currently a lecturer in twenty-first-century literature at University College Cork. She’s currently writing a monograph on adolescence and witchcraft in American popular culture. She is also the co-editor (with Steve Gronert Ellerhoff) of Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury's Elliott Family (Routledge, 2020). She has published articles in The New Ray Bradbury Review, Supernatural Studies and The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. She is a host on the New Books in Literary Studies podcast and a regular contributor to the online magazine Diabolique. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This  episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email to phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
41:04
October 06, 2021
4.06 Co-Authoring a Journal Article
In this episode, we chat with Dr Miranda Corcoran about collaborating with other academics to write co-authored journal articles. We share some experiences of our writing and editing process, and communication strategies so that your collaboration will be a success.  Find Miranda's Twitter here: @middleagedwitch Miranda Corcoran is currently a lecturer in twenty-first-century literature at University College Cork. She’s currently writing a monograph on adolescence and witchcraft in American popular culture. She is also the co-editor (with Steve Gronert Ellerhoff) of Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury's Elliott Family (Routledge, 2020). She has published articles in The New Ray Bradbury Review, Supernatural Studies and The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship. She is a host on the New Books in Literary Studies podcast and a regular contributor to the online magazine Diabolique. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This  episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
48:43
September 22, 2021
4.05 YouTube as PhD Side Hustle
Turning your passion into a lucrative side hustle during your PhD? We sit down with Tiezheng Bu to talk about his successful YouTube channel Vicarious Voyager, and how he balances video production and work while pursuing a joint MD/PhD programme. We debate what's worse, EasyJet or Ryanair, get insight into how a humanities PhD is less restrictive than a science PhD, and share travel hacks for when you didn’t get funding for your next conference abroad. Subscribe to Tiezheng‘s YouTube channel for beautifully shot and produced aviation videos for the perfect escapism binge during your next lunch break or procrastination session.  Tiezheng Bu is an MD/PhD candidate from Toronto, Canada, who is currently completing his PhD on machine learning in medical imaging. He travels quite often for work, and has created a side hustle out of the opportunity in the form of a mildly successful YouTube channel, Vicarious Voyager, on which he vlogs and details different airline experiences. Find Tiezheng on YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/VicariousVoyager Find Tiezheng on Instagram: @tiezheng If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
46:26
September 08, 2021
4.04 Doing a Part-Time PhD
In this episode of PhD Pending, we chat to Dr Robert Lloyd about his decision to change his full-time PhD to a part-time PhD. We talk about how a part-time PhD is different to a full-time programme, and his experience with productivity, teaching, and conferences during his part-time research. We also touch on the mental and financial impact of changing to part-time, and how it can have a positive impact on your work-life-balance. Dr Robert Lloyd completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Cardiff University, and was awarded his PhD in January of this year. In his PhD thesis, Rob analysed metaphorical representations of ghostliness across Shirley Jackson’s writing. In addition to Jackson Studies and spectrality, his research interests include twentieth-century Gothic writing, contemporary women’s writing, and Horror in its literary and cinematic forms. He is currently working on expanding his thesis into a monograph, and is editing a collection of essays on Shirley Jackson’s short fiction with Dr Joan Passey. Find Rob on Twitter: @roblloyd91 If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
47:28
August 25, 2021
4.03 PhD Funding & Grant Applications
In this episode of PhD Pending, we chat with Dr Samantha Dockray, Anne's former funding application mentor, about the ins and outs of PhD funding applications, the behind-the-scenes of funding bodies, reference letters, the mental fallout of rejection, and answer listener questions about cracking the code of writing a (potentially) successful application.  About Samantha: Samantha is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology at University College Cork. Samantha's research is centred on understanding health and wellbeing during adolescence, and particularly interested in how biological process, such as puberty, can influence behaviour and health. Samantha is the Chair of Research in the School of Applied Psychology, where part of her role is to develop strategy and actions to support researchers to secure funding and work toward their other research goals. Samantha has also led on the development of both structured and informal supports to PhD researchers, including support related to securing funding. Samantha was named as the 2016 UCC Research Supervisor of the Year, after a nomination from her PhD students. Find Samantha on Twitter: @SamanthaDockray If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
48:26
August 11, 2021
4.02 PhDs Worldwide: United States
In this episode, we talk to Luciana Lilley about the American PhD system. How does it work? How much teaching is involved? What does the application process look like? And what are comps? Answers to all these questions in this week's interview!  Luciana's bio: Luciana Lilley is an American doctoral candidate in English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro whose concentrations are 19th century British and American comparative literatures. Her areas of interest are explorations of literal and metaphorical cannibalism in texts, feministand embodiment theories, and women writers. She’s also a foodie and business owner of a mobile axe-throwing business called Great Axepectations. Find Luciana's axe-throwing business here: FB and Instagram @greataxepectations, Twitter @axepectations. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
50:45
July 28, 2021
4.01 Managing PhD Productivity in the Second Year of the Pandemic
In this episode, we chat to Cindy Veldhuis about the impact of the pandemic on PhD productivity, and get into some hands-on tips on how to stay productive, managing reopening anxiety, and what a hybrid research world might look like.  Find Cindy on Twitter here: @CindyBVeldhuis Cindy's bio: Hi, I'm Cindy Veldhuis (pronounced veld-hice). I have a Bachelors in Theatre and Psychology as well as a Masters in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Oregon, and a PhD in Psychology (health psychology emphasis) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am currently an associate research scientist at Columbia University and my area of research is on LGBTQ intimate relationships. I also have another area of research focusing on the effects of the 2016 election on LGBTQ individuals and a long-term study on the mental health effects of the pandemic. Outside of work, I love the theatre, making stuff (printmaking, ceramics, etc), and watching way too many DIY videos on YouTube. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
43:45
July 14, 2021
3.08 PhD Pending Mailbox: Answering your Questions
In the season finale, we answer listener questions about how to manage funding and finances during your PhD, and what we think about the academic job market and pursuing a PhD in your early 30s. We love hearing from you! If you have a question or an idea for an upcoming episode, send us an email or message us! We also share some exciting news about season 4! If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to  bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD  Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram  @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
28:60
June 16, 2021
3.07 Creativity During Your PhD
In this episode, Anne interviews Jenni and Éadaoin about the benefits and challenges of pursuing creative projects during the PhD. We discuss how to find the time to write in various mediums alongside PhD commitments and whether a routine is useful for - or detrimental to - the creative proces. Finally, we chat about general creative inspirations, whether there is any crossover between the fiction we write and the fiction we research, and much more.  If you loved the sound of Jenni's novel and would like to support her, please follow the link below to purchase the e-book: https://jenniferdebie.com/the-adventures-of-dogg-girl-and-sidekick/ If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A  Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
24:46
June 02, 2021
3.06 The Final Months of Your PhD
This week on PhD Pending, Anne, Éadaoin, and Jenni talk about the final months of the PhD. How did we collate our chapters into a completed thesis? What’s up with images in the thesis? What did our final editing processes look like? Find out this week on PhD Pending! Are you in the final stages of your PhD too? Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod! If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
33:23
May 19, 2021
3.05 Dating During a PhD
In this episode we discuss our various experiences with beginning and/or maintaining romantic relationships amidst the PhD process. From long distance relationships (planned and otherwise), making quality time for each other alongside deadlines, breakups, navigating dating during a pandemic, the partner's perspective, and how to handle suitors who think they know more about your research than you - we discuss it all! What are your dating tips/horror stories? Be sure to get in contact with us via our social media or email channels.  If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
41:11
May 05, 2021
3.04 Tech Issues During Your Virtual Viva
Welcome back to another viva episode of PhD Pending! This week Anne and Jenni talk about Jenni’s viva and the technical difficulties she experienced along the way. Join the PhDs as they chat about wifi woes, arbitrary thesis structure, and impromptu tea breaks in this week’s episode of PhD Pending! If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A  Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
38:58
April 21, 2021
3.03 Getting Your First Publication
In this episode of PhD Pending, Anne, Éadaoin, and Jenni talk publishing! How did we get our first academic publications? How have conferences helped us get our starts, and who is the mysterious “peer reviewer number two”? Find out all this and more on this week’s episode of PhD Pending! If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A  Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com.
28:04
April 07, 2021
3.02 How to Organise Your First Conference
In this episode, we talk about organising our first conferences and how it went. We also share tips on what you should look out for when you organise a conference, may it be in person, or virtually. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A  Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. 
30:11
March 24, 2021
3.01 Pivoting to Online Teaching
In our first episode of season 3, we discuss how we moved all our teaching online amidst the pandemic. We talk about how to adjust lesson plans and assignments to student groups that are at different stages in their undergrad, and how students how experienced campus life before the first lockdown differ to the new generation that only knows online teaching. We also share our favourite apps and practices to make online teaching easier for ourselves, and for our students. Resources mentioned: Mentimeter (real-time polls): https://www.mentimeter.com/ Miro (whiteboard app): https://miro.com/ Take Your Teaching Online course (Open University): https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/education/take-your-teaching-online/content-section-overview?active-tab=content-tab If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me  A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin  Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending  on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Support PhD Pending:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod.
37:38
March 10, 2021
2.08 The Second Year Slump
In the Season 2 series finale we address the second year slump. As this is a period often only discussed in hindsight, we talk about the importance of communicating with supervisors, peers, friends, and family during the this time. We reflect on what to expect, ways to overcome it, and how to avoid a third year slump!  Share your own second year slump experiences and tips for how to deal with it on our social media and, as always, thanks for listening! The crowd-noise app mentioned by Anne in this episode can be found at: https://coffitivity.com/ If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. 
35:27
February 19, 2021
2.07 Making the Most of a Conference Wine Reception
In this episode, we discuss how we go about making the most of conference wine receptions, and how to (literally) juggle networking, wine drinking, and nibbling at hors d'oeuvres at the end of a long conference day. Conference wine receptions can be a minefield of social anxieties, so we would love to hear your tips for a successful wine reception. Share them with us on our social media, or send us an email.  If you like our content, support  PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod.  Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. If you want us to discuss a certain topic, let us know on our social media or via email.  This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin  Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending  on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Sound production and editing  by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Support PhD Pending:   https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
36:16
February 05, 2021
2.06 Writing Up A Chapter
In this episode, we talk about how we go about finding chapter arguments for our PhD projects, writing up our chapters, and what our editing processes look like. We also discuss problems we encountered along the way, and how we tackled them. If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality.  This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Sound production and editing by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
29:59
January 22, 2021
2.05 Our First Teaching Experiences
In what was intended to be the last episode of 2020 (but due to a bonus episode is the first of 2021) , the PhD Pending team reflect on our first experiences with teaching in a university setting. We share our insights into expectations vs reality, over or under preparing for lessons, tried and tested methods of engagement and balancing it all. Finally, we highlight our best experiences as tutors. Share your own teaching tips and experiences with us on our social media and, as always, thanks for listening!  If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Sound production and editing by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
42:49
January 08, 2021
BONUS Passing a Virtual Viva
One of the three PhDs is no longer Pending! Join Anne Mahler and Éadaoin Regan as they discuss Anne's virtual viva. Together, they discuss Anne's preparation process, the ups and downs of having a Viva virtually, and what it feels like to finally be PhinisheD in this episode of PhD Pending. If you like our content and want to share the holiday spirit, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod.  Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept  design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Sound production and editing by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Support PhD Pending:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
35:34
December 28, 2020
2.04 Taking A (Christmas) Break
In our special holiday episode, we discuss the importance of taking a break from work over Christmas, and how to handle questions from relatives about how our projects are going. We also talk about guilt surrounding taking breaks, and how we ensure a healthy work-life-balance over the holidays, and in general.  If you like our content and want to share the holiday spirit, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod.  Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept  design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Sound production and editing by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Support PhD Pending:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
28:20
December 11, 2020
2.03 A Typical PhD Workday
In the third episode of season two, Anne, Éadaoin, and Jenni talk about their typical workdays. We share tips for productivity, the background noise they prefer, and the ways they structure themselves through various apps, assorted calendars and planners, and the importance of remembering to step away from the work daily. Share your own workday tips with us on our social media and, as always, thanks for listening! The crowd-noise app mentioned by Anne in this episode can be found at: https://coffitivity.com/  If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Sound production and editing by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
35:26
November 27, 2020
2.02 The PhD Cohort
In the second episode of season 2, we discuss the importance of support from your PhD peers and the ways which you can collaborate, both formally and informally, to make the most of your time in research. Though all of us here on the podcast have had a positive experience with our fellow PhDs, we know that not everyone will be as fortunate as us. With this in mind, we asked Tiffany Soga to send us a soundbite explaining her negative experience during her time of research and we discuss potential ways to help if you are having a similar experience.  If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new episodes in better sound quality. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork and concept design by Anne Mahler and Jerome Kelleher. Sound production and editing by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
44:44
November 13, 2020
2.01 Dealing With Imposter Syndrome
In our first episode of season 2, we discuss the much-dreaded imposter syndrome, when we first experienced it, and what our imposter syndrome triggers are. We also share coping mechanisms and tips on how we deal with imposter syndrome. Join the conversation on our social media and let us know your imposter syndrome coping mechanisms! If you like our content, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A  Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your  contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring  you new episodes in better sound quality.  This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan,  Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on   Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork by Niamh Dee. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
51:21
October 30, 2020
1.08 Unfunded: PhD Money Hacks
If you liked season 1, support PhD Pending by heading to our Buy Me A Coffee page and donate: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. Your contribution will help us to buy much needed audio equipment to bring you new seasons in better quality! In our season 1 finale, we want to break some of the stigmas surrounding finances during a PhD. We talk about our funding situations, the mental struggles that come with the precarious PhD time, and share our PhD money hacks to help you get more bang for your buck. Some of the tips and tricks we discuss include eating out, our weekly food shops, traveling, and finding bargain books. We'd also love to hear YOUR PhD money hacks! Share them with us on Twitter or Instagram @phdpendingpod, or via email phdpendingpod@gmail.com.  This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan,  Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on  Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You  can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork by Niamh Dee.  Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
35:53
October 09, 2020
1.07 The First Six Months
In this penultimate episode of Season 1, we discuss the expectations and reality of the first six months of our PhD. From registration, the first supervisor meeting, the writing, the research, funding, friends, and conferences we get into both the disappointments but also the surprises we found along the way. Finally, we discuss the three things we each wish we knew and what we might have done differently. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork by Niamh Dee. Sound editing advice by Jerome Kelleher. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
49:54
September 25, 2020
1.06 Representation and Diversity in Academia: An Interview With Tiffany Soga
In the final episode of our miniseries, Anne chats to her friend Tiff about her experiences as an Asian American woman in the US and UK educational systems. We take a little deep dive into the marginalisation of Asian Americans in the States, talk about cultural activism, and who to reach out to when you want to educate yourself on BIPOC issues. Follow Tiff on Instagram: @tiffsoga Follow Tiff on Twitter: @OT_Soga Resources Mentioned: Slant'd (Slant’d is a collective of Asian Americans  celebrating the journey of self discovery through personal storytelling  and gatherings. Together, they are redefining what it means to be  American).  Learn more about Slant'd: https://www.slantd.com/ Follow Slant'd on Twitter and Instagram: @slantdcreative Support Slant'd Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slantdmag/slantd-more-than-a-magazine This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler.  Special thanks to Tiffany Soga for taking the time to talk to us this week. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via  email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram  @phdpendingpod. Artwork by Niamh Dee. Support PhD Pending:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
56:45
September 11, 2020
1.05 An Interview With: Melanie Grace Rajan
Today’s guest is Melanie Grace Rajan, a final year PhD student currently based in Northern Ireland. In this episode, Éadaoin Regan chats with Melanie about her experiences with racism in academia, general day to day life in both Ireland and the UK. However, this episode largely focuses on Melanie's research which focuses on mass social media protest movements. Melanie provides a fascinating overview of the parallels and obstacles for both the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements, the difference they can make and the importance of uplifting appropriate voices. In an effort to ensure we are providing further useful resources, Melanie has suggested listening/watching the following: (Podcast) Issa Rae Presents, (Podcast) Trevor Noah Presents, (TV Show) – Insecure. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter and Instagram @phdpendingpod or via email at phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Artwork by Niamh Dee.
01:00:29
August 28, 2020
1.04 Representation and Diversity in Academia: An Interview With Josie Johnson
In this special episode, Anne talks with her friend Josie about her experiences as a black woman in the UK academic system. We also touch on what it was like growing up in the UK with English, Jamaican and Cuban heritages, institutional racism in the English school system and work environments, and black hair culture and its appropriation.  Find our usual podcast donation page here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod. This week, all donations will go to Josie’s charity pick Maternity Action. Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and wellbeing of pregnant women, partners and young children. They deliver free, specialist advice on employment rights, maternity pay, maternity benefits and the rights of migrant and asylum-seeking women through their telephone helplines. They maintain comprehensive, up to date online information about maternity and parental rights which is prepared by their in-house legal team. They undertake research, policy and influencing work to protect and strengthen maternity rights and improve the health and wellbeing of all pregnant women, new mothers and their partners. Find more info at https://maternityaction.org.uk/  GCSE Petitions:  https://www.change.org/p/gavin-williamson-mp-teach-british-children-about-the-realities-of-british-imperialism-and-colonialism  https://www.change.org/p/department-of-education-battle-racism-by-updating-reading-lists-at-gcse  Bailout Funds:  https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory  Books mentioned:  Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race: https://www.bookdepository.com/Why-Im-No-Longer-Talking-White-People-About-Race-Reni-Eddo-Lodge/9781408870587?ref=grid-view&qid=1596618167753&sr=1-1  Candice Brathwaite. I Am Not Your Baby Mother: https://www.bookdepository.com/I-Am-Not-Your-Baby-Mother-Candice-Brathwaite/9781529406283?ref=grid-view&qid=1596644352342&sr=1-2  Alice Walker, The Colour Purple: https://www.bookdepository.com/Color-Purple-Alice-Walker/9781474607254?ref=grid-view&qid=1596644701326&sr=1-1  Books by Toni Morrison: https://www.bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=toni%20morrison&search=Find+book#  Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: https://www.bookdepository.com/I-Know-Why-Caged-Bird-Sings-Maya-Angelou/9780345514400?ref=grid-view&qid=1596644755090&sr=1-1  Malorie Blackman, Noughts & Crosses: https://www.bookdepository.com/Noughts-Crosses-Malorie-Blackman/9780141378640?ref=grid-view&qid=1596646286627&sr=1-1  Black hair documentaries:  Good Hair ft. Chris Rock Official Trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m-4qxz08So  Documentary on Braids and Appropriation in America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFGwmUCH9aI&t=902s  The History of Braids & Bans on Black Hair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_l0rEJq1_s  This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Anne Mahler. Special thanks to Josie Johnson for taking the time to talk to us this week. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork by Niamh Dee. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
01:03:21
August 14, 2020
1.03 Moving for Your Studies
In this episode, we discuss the highs and lows of moving for a degree. Drawing upon mistakes made and insights garnered, we discuss hard-won lessons in culture shock, making friends, accommodation, finances, a new academic environment, and more.  This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @phdpendingpod. Artwork by Niamh Dee. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
38:28
July 30, 2020
1.02 PhD Routines During Covid-19
In this episode, we discuss our experience of learning that our university research space would be closing, how we adapted, and tips and tricks for productivity. We also delve into how we give ourselves a break on the days when mental health - rightfully- takes precedence over research, and the learnings we hope to take into our everyday routine in a post-lockdown world.  This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on Twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. You can also find us on instagram, @phdpendingpod. Artwork by Niamh Dee. Sound editing advice by Jerome Kelleher. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
36:23
July 17, 2020
1.01 How We Started Our PhD Journey
In this episode, we talk about how we came to be in the same PhD programme in Ireland. Join us when we discuss our experiences with finding advisors, to choosing our topics, and navigating the application process. This episode of PhD Pending was written and produced by Éadaoin Regan, Jennifer deBie, and Anne Mahler. Get in contact with PhD Pending on twitter @phdpendingpod or via email under phdpendingpod@gmail.com. Artwork by Niamh Dee. Production advice by Max Stottrop. Check out his podcast Heaps of Unreal Images now on your podcast platform. Sound editing advice by Jerome Kelleher. Support PhD Pending: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/phdpendingpod
33:18
June 30, 2020