I wrote a post last week about getting a PhD when you have a career aim other than being a professor. It generated a lot of interest, which is great! However, I sort of left the last post with "you need some luck to pull this off" so I wanted to follow up in more … Continue reading After the PhD: Where to go if you don’t want to be a professor
JOB POSTING: Come work on migration and forced displacement in Bonn!
We're hiring a new researcher in my project team at the German Development Institute! It's a very good gig for a post-doc, and there's a ton of opportunity to do cool work and interact with policy makers. More details and how to apply here.
Workshop call for papers: Forced Migration Processes: Trends, Concepts and Patterns
My colleague Constantin Ruhe and I are organizing a workshop June 25-26 at the German Development Institute on forced migration. We'll be hosting it at the Institute's headquarters in Bonn, Germany, and as a first step in organizing we've put out a call for papers and posters. The scope of the workshop will go beyond … Continue reading Workshop call for papers: Forced Migration Processes: Trends, Concepts and Patterns
2017 Wrap Up: Lots of writing, and great co-authors
2017 has been a good year for work in terms of academic, policy, and editorial writing. A lot of my writing is co-authored; I'm lucky to get to work with outstanding colleagues! Now for the recap: Academic writing The year started off with the publication of a collaborative effort between Pamina Firchow, Roger Mac Ginty, … Continue reading 2017 Wrap Up: Lots of writing, and great co-authors
Working with INGOs as an Academic: The Pros and Cons
While scanning Twitter this morning I came across a post from Duncan Greene that caught my eye: Why is it so hard for academics and NGOs to work together? Today's @fp2p https://t.co/aQDkJvcOcR pic.twitter.com/BbvpB5Hbdu — Duncan Green (@fp2p) September 29, 2016 The blogpost he was linking to raises some excellent questions about the benefits of closer relations … Continue reading Working with INGOs as an Academic: The Pros and Cons
Summer Plans and Updates
I've arrived and settled into Munich until early July, and along with a few trips to other parts of Germany and Brussels, it should be a good stay on the Continent. At the moment version two of the dissertation is under review, so hopefully by early June I'll have feedback and an idea of when … Continue reading Summer Plans and Updates
The Blog Will be Fuller
After a lovely year in Sydney as a research fellow with IEP I'll be headed back to the Northern Hemisphere to finish my dissertation. I should be defending it this summer - once it's done, it'll be on to new and exciting research! This also means that I now have the freedom and time to … Continue reading The Blog Will be Fuller
Build Peace 2015
I was invited to be a speaker on the panel on behavior change and technology in peacebuilding and Build Peace 2015. The panel was a lot of fun, with some fascinating presentations! You can find them on the Build Peace YouTube page. Here's mine: This was a particularly fun conference, pulling together practitioners, activists and … Continue reading Build Peace 2015
Dissertation Proposal Defense
No, I won't be 'Dr.' tomorrow, but the proposal defense is a milestone none the less. For those who are interested in my dissertation research, and can't make it to my proposal defense tomorrow at 12:00PM at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, below is a sound file you can listen to. You can … Continue reading Dissertation Proposal Defense
Unfortunately the last few months have been fairly low output in terms of blog posts. This can be credited to resettling after returning from Samoa, getting back to work with the tech community in D.C, and of course getting a dissertation written. I have had the chance to get myself on a few panels this … Continue reading Upcoming events!