Category Archives: Grad School

Hazards of Dissertation Data Collection

I’m about to enter Week 10 of data collection here in Spain, and over the past month or so I’ve started to notice some unsettling trends. I wear variations on the same two “nice-ish” outfits to the museum every day, … Continue reading

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How to “Rock” your Prelims*

I have a number of friends in grad school who are taking  prelim exams this month. Also called “comps” or “quals”, these comprehensive exams are a notorious crucible during students’ early years in the program. Depending on your department and … Continue reading

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