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By Daniel Nehring | Published: May 9, 2013
Sociology is a brand. To survive or even thrive in the academic marketplace, sociology needs to take care of its image. But at what cost?
By Greg White | Published: March 8, 2013
Taking a break from research
By Daniel Nehring | Published: February 6, 2013
So what exactly are the rules by which academic careers work? Where does one learn them? How does one learn them? And how, exactly, is playing by the rules to the benefit of one’s career?
By Daniel Nehring | Published: November 25, 2012
The academic world today is in the process of being colonised by the values, mindset, and operational principles of business.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: August 7, 2012
Many PhD graduates are forced into the troubled world of unemployment while, at the same time, being denied a public voice. How is it that extremely narrow standards of professional legitimacy are used to judge young scholars who simply cannot meet them?
By Daniel Nehring | Published: June 14, 2012
Recently, The Independent published a brief piece on the ‘slave-like’ working conditions of PhD students at UK universities. This sounds dramatic, but it’s hardly news – the problem has been around for years. The question arises why dissent did not emerge earlier and more forcefully.
By Daniel Nehring | Published: February 14, 2012
How to approach the years beyond the PhD. Some thoughts on alignment, coherence, breadth, and depth.