A New Year as a Doctoral Student at University of Jyväskylä

Due to overwhelming demand (i.e. one public blog comment and a few private ones), I thought I'd write a quick summary of what it actually means that I got a continuation to my job as Doctoral Student at University of Jyväskylä. So, this post of "Doctoral Student" is a salaried position that allows me to … Continue reading A New Year as a Doctoral Student at University of Jyväskylä

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Good News! Got a Job! Read All About It!

All the blogging guides that I read before starting this blog said that you should update your blog as often as possible, preferably daily. Still, I feel embarrassed to be posting for the third straight day, as I usually only post a few times per month. But, I guess the good news I have qualifies … Continue reading Good News! Got a Job! Read All About It!

Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

This is a quick report of the annual Finnish Gender Studies Conference that I attended at University of Jyväskylä two weeks ago. In summary, I had a very good overnight trip, I enjoyed my time there, and felt like I got a very "rounded" and complete conference experience out of it. My own research deals … Continue reading Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

Fall Conferencing

This almost never happens. There are two very interesting conferences in Finland this fall, and they're both on the same dates. Dammit. I wrote a few posts back about applying for the Gender Studies conference at University of Jyväskylä, and just found out that my abstract was accepted! So, I'll be heading there at the … Continue reading Fall Conferencing

CfP: Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

Just a quick heads-up for interested scholars: The University of Jyväskylä is this year's host for the annual Finnish gender studies conference, and the new CfP (Call for Papers) is out. The conference takes place in November, and the deadline for abstracts is September 7, so there's still plenty of time to submit. There are … Continue reading CfP: Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

First Days at University of Jyväskylä

Well, it's my lunch break on the Friday of my first week as a Doctoral Student at the University of Jyväskylä and I thought I'd write a little update. I'm actually working from home today for a change because I have the place to myself. Anyway, I talked at length in the previous post about … Continue reading First Days at University of Jyväskylä

Final Words on Turkey and Some Thoughts on Academic Life in Finland

I've now been back in Finland for over a month after my exchange period at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and have gotten some perspective on my time there, as well as to my future here in Finland. First, I promised in my last Turkey Diaries post that I'd tell my final grade for the … Continue reading Final Words on Turkey and Some Thoughts on Academic Life in Finland