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Revisiting the Humanities PhD in 2021 with Greg Kelly

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! This week on Papa PhD, I have the pleasure of bringing you my conversation with Greg Kelly, Executive producer of IDEAS, on CBC Radio. During our conversation, Greg shares a very colourful recount of his experience in Oxford as a literature PhD student and talks about his post-PhD…

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Celebrating a Podcasting Milestone with Planthropology’s Vikram Baliga

This week on Papa PhD, I’m joined by Vikram Baliga in sharing with you a celebration of a great milestone for Papa PhD and for his podcast – the Planthropology podcast. Having both started podcasting in 2019, we just reached 50.000 downloads at a few days of interval, and we decided to thank you, the…

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A Discussion About “Bad Habits” in Academia With Author Amy Gentry

This week on Papa PhD, I’m discussing a fictional book – a thriller set within academia – with author Amy Gentry. In our conversation, I talked with Amy about her personal experience going through a PhD in the humanities and about what aspects of that experience inspired her to write “Bad Habits”. Amy Gentry is…

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Staying True to Your Life Plans During the PhD with Katya Park

Hi! This week, I have the great pleasure of bringing you a conversation about life balance in graduate school with Katya Park. During the interview, Katya shared how during her PhD and postdoc she made sure to stay true to her life plans, namely those related to building a family, while working towards her goals,…

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Reshaping Your Career Through Change and Uncertainty with Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel

Hi! Before introducing today’s guest, and to celebrate two years of Papa PhD, I’d like to extend an invitation directly to you. If you have a question about one of the episodes of Papa PhD, or if you’d like me to connect you with the people you hear on the podcast, or if you’d like…

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Promoting Career Success in STEM with Harinder Singh

Hi! This week I have the pleasure of bringing you someone whose mission is to help graduate students and postdocs with their career development. As Director of UC Irvine’s GPS-STEM Program, Harinder Singh achieves this transition support through different approaches, including training, mentoring, and networking. During our conversation, we talked about how he got interested…

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Expanding the PhD Career Toolkit with Mark Herschberg

Support the show on Patreon ! Or buy me a coffee 🙂 Welcome to another episode of Papa PhD. This week I have the pleasure of sharing one of the longest interviews of the season, but also on of the most jam-packed with insights and advice on how to take control of your career as…

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A Vision of Graduate School for the 21st Century With Monica Granados

Support the show on Patreon ! Or buy me a coffee 🙂 This week on the show, I bring you a very lucid and pleasant conversation about how the graduate school experience could improve with Monica Granados, Policy advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada. A lot of the conversation revolved around a subject that…

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Networking and Job Hunting as a PhD With Parag Mahanti

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! Hi! This week on Papa PhD, I’m bringing you my conversation with Parag Mahanti. “We recorded this in November, during the Parag’s Thanksgiving break. Since then, India has been severely hit by the second wave of the COVID pandemic, and many lives have been lost. Parag wanted this…

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Balancing Research, Art, and Entrepreneurship With Sarah Nersesian

Get the Papa PhD Tool kit ! This week on the show, I’m talking with Sarah Nersesian, a PhD researcher who pursues many passions and interests in life, while remaining a scientist at heart. During our conversation, we talk about making decisions during your academic journey, about finding ways of nurturing your creative side during…

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