Then and now• THEN: Time, lack of interruptions, no internet• NOW: No time, constant interruptions, internet
And here’s my research word cloud!• WordItOut.com
And then 2 things happened• The Book Contract • The part-time postdoc research assistant secondment
Public engagement• The biggest difference between then & now• Writing/speaking/reviewing (see next slide)• Blogging (own, and as contributor)• Tweeting
Writing, Speaking, Reviewing• Since graduating (3 years)• 4 book reviews, & mini-reviews for THE• 6 articles• 1 peer-reviewed article forthcoming• 1 paper submitted but not yet acknowledged• Talks, lectures – to staff, students, research and special interest groups• And the forthcoming book
Value of Blogging• Writing with a more informal voice• Develop your own style• Develop writing fluency• Share knowledge• And get your name out there!
Other Social Media• Academia.edu• Jobs.ac.uk, The Thesis Whisperer, Writing Across Boundaries (Durham University Anthropology Dept)• PhD2Published• Journal of Victorian Culture Online• Twitter (or Facebook, or LinkedIn)• Diigo• Storify http://storify.com/karenmca/the-multi- tasking-musicologist
In Conclusion …• There’s no one route to a PhD• The PhD is your immediate goal - but then you have to decide what to do with it• Don’t close your mind to alternatives• In terms of career, you have to promote yourself – YOU are the ‘product’ being promoted• Twitter @Karenmca