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What are YOU going to do with THAT?

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So you have a PhD or trying to get one. But what are YOU going to do with THAT? Danni Reches, a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa interviews young researchers and scholars to learn about their process, their success stories, obstacles and the way they overcame them. And everything is over a glass of Amaretto. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

So you have a PhD or trying to get one. But what are YOU going to do with THAT? Danni Reches, a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa interviews young researchers and scholars to learn about their process, their success stories, obstacles and the way they overcame them. And everything is over a glass of Amaretto. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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So you have a PhD or trying to get one. But what are YOU going to do with THAT? Danni Reches, a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa interviews young researchers and scholars to learn about their process, their success stories, obstacles and the way they overcame them. And everything is over a glass of Amaretto. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 55 - About Ukraine and Russia (with Jaroslava Barbieri)

5/12/2022
Jaroslava (Jara) Barbieri has researched the "De-sovereignisation as an instrument of Russia’s coercive diplomacy in the context of post-Soviet de facto states" before the current Russian aggression against Ukraine. Has the current conflict affected her research? Can she separate her Ukrainian advocacy and activities against fake news from her academic research? In this episode Danni chats with Jara, a PhD candidate at University of Birmingham's School of Government, about her academic...

Duration:01:05:27

Episode 54 - Breaking a New Academic Ground (with Netta Schramm)

4/28/2022
Netta Schramm is doing her PhD on a unique topic - her research employs performance theory and narratology to read audio-visual archival materials of modern and contemporary Jewish thinkers, and specifically Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, Yeshayahu Leibowitz and Ovadia Yosef. Netta is an advanced PhD candidate focused on modern Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Netta conducted her doctoral research as a Minvera Fellow at Ludwig Maximillians Universität in Munich. She is the...

Duration:00:56:20

Episode 53 - Why I withdrew from my PhD program (with Kamryn Gooden)

4/14/2022
"I submitted my official withdrawal from my PhD program today." This is how Kamryn Gooden announced on her twitter account 4 months ago about her decision to leave her PhD program after one year. Her viral post was the inspiration for this episode on the untold story of those who have left their PhD unfinished, and decided to withdraw from it. In this episode, Danni chats with Kamryn about her academic journey from undergrad in San-Diego, starting a PhD in political theory in Boston, her...

Duration:00:56:56

Episode 52 - The Beauty of the Beast (with Hollie McDonnell)

3/31/2022
Hollie McDonnell researches the fairytale of "The Beauty and the Beast" from a feminist perspective. She focuses on the notions of "beauty" and "happily ever after" in several different adaptations of the fairytale, including 2 Disney movies, South-Korean and Japanese dramas, and an erotic story. In this episode she talks about her research as well as about her academic journey that has been done completely at one place: Mary Immaculate College in Ireland. Hollie and Danni chat about the...

Duration:00:53:09

Episode 51 - Mental Health in Academia (with Helen Nicholls)

3/17/2022
Meet Helen Nicholls, a 2nd year PhD candidate at UCL, UK. In this episode Helen chats with Danni about her journey that started with the dream to become a clinical phycologist, and ends (for now) with a PhD at the Division of Psychiatry. Helen shares about her concerns and challenges that have led her to change her course of professional development several time until she has managed to find her true passion of research. In the episode Helen talks about her research on the mental health and...

Duration:00:52:53

Episode 50 - Inside the mind of a top tier journal editor (with Prof. Felicia Moore Mensah)

3/3/2022
How important is a catchy title? How about a strong opening sentence or a good abstract? Is a journal's ranking that important? What about tips for better writing and getting over writer's block? In this special episode 50 of our podcast, Danni chats with Prof. Felicia Moore Mensah from Teachers College at Colombia University. Felicia is a co-editor of a top-tier peer review "Journal of Research in Science Teaching", and the author of the book "Like Words Falling onto the Page" (available...

Duration:01:04:19

Episode 49 - Changing Locations and Changing Perspectives (with Jomana Qaddour)

2/17/2022
Jomana Qaddour has a very interesting story to tell. She immigrated from Syria to the US as a child with her parents, she lived most of her life in Kansas, and was "planned" to become an MD. However her passion and interest drove her to a completely different route - joined a JD (law degree) in Kansas. Her legal career took her to Washington DC where she used her networking skills to get into the world of policy and research, which eventually led to doing LL.M and SJD (on which she is still...

Duration:01:03:22

Episode 48 - About memes and hate speech (with Ursula Schmid)

2/3/2022
Meet Ursula Schmid, a PhD candidate in media and communication at the LMU university in Munich, Germany. In this episode Ursula talks with Danni about her journey that started with a BA in Communication Science with Sociology, and MA in Communication Science at the Institute for Communication Science and Media Research at LMU Munich from 2016 to 2018. After graduating, she initially worked as a market researcher with a research focus on media and advertising effects, only to figure out that...

Duration:00:46:44

Episode 47 - At the right place at the right time (with Pavle Kilibarda)

1/20/2022
Meet Pavle Kilibarda - a PhD candidate (perhaps already a Dr. by the time you're listening to the episode) in International Law at the University of Geneva. In this episode, Pavle talks very openly about his academic and personal journey. Including his decision to start a BA in International Relations, as he didn't want to study law - and how he ended up doing an LL.M in International Law at the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Eventually, he even continued...

Duration:01:11:36

Episode 46 - The Finnish Forecaster (with Ilona Lang-Ritter)

1/6/2022
Meet Ilona Láng-Ritter, a meteorologist, storm researcher and expert in international projects at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), and a PhD candidate in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Helsinki. In this episode, Ilona shares her academic journey that went from leaving her position as a TV meteorologist, to become a researcher at the FMI and doing a PhD. Her research focuses on the impact of non-tropical storms on electricity in Finland. Ilona also talks about her many...

Duration:00:57:12

Episode 45 - The Traveling Researcher (with Sandra Wellner)

12/23/2021
Meet Sandra Wellner, a PhD candidate from the University of Copenhagen and a fellow at the EU funded INNOTARGETS project. In this episode Sandra and Danni talk about the value of traveling abroad for school, as Sandra managed to travel to no less than seven countries during her academic journey. Sandra also talk about the cultural and professional differences between the labs in different countries when referring to her research on antimicrobial resistance. In this episode Danni drank a...

Duration:00:53:11

Episode 44 - Making a real impact (with Dr. Guy Cameron)

12/9/2021
Meet Dr. Guy Cameron, a proud Wailwan (Aboriginal) man living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Guy has recently received his PhD (Immunology & Microbiology) from the University of Newcastle, and he is now a postdoc fellow with the Aboriginal Ear Health Group. After he finished his PhD Guy decided to continue studying in the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle which includes a Bachelor of Medical Science & Doctor of Medicine. In this episode Guy talks about his journey that...

Duration:00:55:45

Episode 43 - The Confidential PhD (with Sara Iacopetti)

11/25/2021
Meet Dr. Sara "Jacka" Iacopetti, Danni's rugby team's captain, a post doc fellow at the Technion, and a very fresh mother. So Fresh that during the interview she was still pregnant! In this episode Sara talks with Danni about her journey that began with BS and MS in Milano and ended up in doing a PhD in Materials for Electronics in the Technion in Israel. Sara talks about doing an industry funded PhD which actually means that her research was confidential and she is unable to share what her...

Duration:00:48:30

Episode 42 - About changes and inclusion in academia (with Harini Sridharan)

11/11/2021
Meet Harini Sridharan, a 2nd year PhD candidate from Georgia Institute of Technology and our guest in episode 42 of our podcast. In this episode Danni chats with Harini about changes: Changing place of living - moving from India to Ohio and then to Atlanta; Changing fields of research and practice from chemical engineering, to polymer engineering, and now, as part of her PhD to chemical and biomolecular engineering. Harini and Danni also discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in...

Duration:00:47:03

Episode 41(b) - Let's talk about porn (with Farnosh Mazandarani) - Part 2

10/28/2021
Warning: This episode contains explicit language, descriptions of sexual activity and references to porn. Listener's discretion is advised. Welcome to the second part of episode 1 of our 3rd season. We continue our talk with Farnosh Mazandarani exactly where we left of. Farnosh goes deeper into her porn research and explains what is popular porn and what is the most popular genera of popular porn that she's looking into. Farnosh also talks about the importance of researching popular porn...

Duration:00:45:53

Episode 41(a) - Let's talk about porn (with Farnosh Mazandarani) - Part 1

10/28/2021
Warning: This episode contains explicit language, descriptions of sexual activity and references to porn. Listener's discretion is advised. Welcome to the opening episode of season 3. In this episode we host Porn researcher - Farnosh Mazandarani. Farnosh talks about her life as a daughters of Iranian immigrants in the United States, and about being first generation academic in her family. Farnosh also talks about her journey from checking the content on MTV, Nickelodeon, and Disney to doing...

Duration:00:48:58

Episode 40 - Season 2 Finale

7/15/2021
The final episode of season 2 presents our host (Danni) and producer (Ido) gathering together to talk about some of the highlights of the season. They talk about their favorite answers to the opening questions, the diversity of the guests, inspiring guests, important topics that came up during the episodes, and do some brainstorming about their plans for season 3. Don't worry - the podcast will return for season 3. Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches) Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig...

Duration:00:59:58

Episode 39 - Special collaboration with Planthropology (Dr. Vikram Baliga)

7/1/2021
In this special collaboration episode, Danni chats with Dr. Vikram Baliga, a.k.a. the plant professor the host of the successful "Planthropology" podcast. Vikram talks about his journey that led him from being lost to finishing a PhD in Horticultural Science at Texas Tech University and becoming an award-winning lecturer in it, owning his own business, being a manager of the university greenhouse, and a successful podcaster. Vikram shares about his passion for plants that started with his MD...

Duration:00:48:11

Episode 38 - Dance your Sci-Comm (with Heather Masson-Forsythe)

6/17/2021
Heather Masson-Forsythe won the 2021 edition of Science Magazine's "Dance Your PhD" competition (Covid19 Category). She's currently in her last year in her PhD in Biochemistry & Biophysics at the Elisar Barbar’s lab group (Oregon State University). In this episode she chats with Danni Reches about her academic journey, her Covid-19 research on the nucleocapsid phosphoprotein of SARS-CoV-2, and her experiences as first generation and LGBTQ+ in academia, and in STEM. Heather also share her...

Duration:00:49:23

Episode 37 - Instagram as a socio-economic research tool (Inbar Michelzon)

6/3/2021
Instagram is free, but does that mean that it is indifferent to socio-economic, racial, and cultural differences? Inbar Michelzon, a PhD candidate in Bar-Ilan University (Israel) is conducting a socio-digital research on the implications of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds over the experiences of teens from different classes. In this episode Inbar chats with Danni about her decision to get into researching the underdeveloped field of youth and social media, and especially girls and...

Duration:00:57:32