During my undergraduate degree, my “working-class” credentials became a central part of my identity. I then embarked on a PhD exploring working-class transitions with conviction that my research would help others “like me”; shedding light on their stories and making sure their voices were heard. Two years on, and having heard these stories, my commitment… Continue reading Why I stopped calling myself working-class
Social mobility and intersectionality, the case of the Mapuche indigenous people in Chile Why is intersectionality so necessary in social mobility studies? There is extensive research focused on the experience of social mobility, but there are few articles focused on experiences of upward social mobility in indigenous people. For that reason, I would like to… Continue reading Social mobility and intersectionality, Dr Denisse Sepúlveda Sanchez
I organised and hosted a BSA Postgraduate Regional Event in March 2018 while a third year PhD student at the University of Sheffield. My research relates to the sociological study of sex, sexuality and pornography, and over the course of my PhD it has not always been easy to meet researchers in the same area.… Continue reading My top tips for organising a BSA PGForum Regional event, Ruth Beresford
If you’re part way through your PhD, you will no doubt spend some time thinking about what comes next – a post-doc fellowship, a research post, a teaching job. Whatever you do, you will probably also be thinking about how you can get your research funded. That might be a fellowship where you’re funded to… Continue reading So, you want to be a researcher? How and where to look for research funding post-PhD, Dr Sally Brown.
Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/fran_ny/playlist/1q60DL6bnFzfdj5FGDxFba Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) PhD life is often described as stressful, busy, and lonely. In that unique creative loneliness, however, you are accompanied by your supervisors, fellow PhDs and – let’s not forget – the demons (i.e. the social and emotional foundations of and threats to your knowledge production): fear of… Continue reading Navigating the academic job market – music edition, Dr F Zanatta and Dr J Javornik
I was awarded my PhD degree last summer and, after celebrating and relaxing, I started to ask myself the big question: what’s next? And then: what I should do? Will I stay in the academia? How can I get a job? How can I improve my research profile? How can I perform well in an… Continue reading Reflections on BSA Postgraduate Forum Life Post PhD: What’s Next? Denisse Sepúlveda Sánchez
If the name makes it sound intimidating, it's because it is. The World Congress of the International Sociological Association (ISA) is held every four years and is an undeniably huge event. This year it was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Canada from 15 to 21 July. I sent my abstract off for… Continue reading Surviving the XIX ISA World Congress 2018, Emma Seddon