Welcome back to the Familiar Strange.
We’re back with a special panel episode with familiar stranger Alex sitting down with some of the First year PhD students doing Anthropology at ANU. Mamta, Maddy and Andy were kind enough to take some time out of their busy schedules and discuss all things PhD. From life pre-PhD to where they could go next, we had a blast making this episode in person! We hope you enjoy!
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Music by Pete Dabro: dabro1.bandcamp.com
Shownotes by Matthew Phung
Podcast edited by Alex D’Aloia and Matthew Phung
Feature Image: “20091204_Hermitage_library_002” by John SSF, Christopher (2009)
2 thoughts on “Ep # 90: The First Year Special: This Month on TFS. ”
About 50 years post-fieldwork, post-Ph.D, and alas, some 40 years post-academic career, due to lack of a tenured post, I thoroughly enjoyed this panel. Thank you for arranging it. I myself continue to “see and think like an anthropologist” and to be an “anthro nerd”.
Though I had not truly thought about what would follow my degrees, nothing but academia seemed to fit; I did not think Applied to fit my temperament, my self-confidence, or my abilities. My post-academia career, 30 years in a public service position in a large municipal public library system seems to fit in with Maddy’s adumbration of the skills one might gain through an anthropology education: empathy, active listening, and also in my case, a penchant for giving and helping people to find information.
All 3 panelists were engaging as well as nagged. So again, thank you.
Oh my! That was meant to be engaging and engaged!