Two weeks ago, I had the honor and pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Eva Lantsoght. Eva is a researcher in civil engineering and a pioneer in scientific blogging. In 2013, while still a Ph.D. student she launched her blog for scientists, PhD talk, and since then has made it her mission to review the joys and challenges of academia and help Ph.D. students survive its jungle. She also has a podcast in which she has interviewed dozens of scientists; yours truly happens to be interviewee number 89 on the list.
We talked about my career, my research background, and how I ended up teaching academic writing. We also discussed the struggles doctoral students face with academic writing and productivity, and what they and their supervisors can do to overcome them. And of course, I share tons of embarrassing stories about my Ph.D. thesis :-).
You can find this interview on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and Deezer. I hope that you’ll enjoy listening to it as much as I did participating in it.
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