Category Archives: PhD experience

My decolonizing path

The publication of our book: Women in Academia crossing North-South borders is a testament of a collective pursuit. Our voices became powerful as we weaved our stories sharing our lived experiences. I highly recommend to read the book as a whole.

My decolonizing path

The publication of our book: Women in Academia crossing North-South borders is a testament of a collective pursuit. Our voices became powerful as we weaved our stories sharing our lived experiences. I highly recommend to read the book as a whole.

The good, the bad and the ugly of being “casual”

I have been a “casual academic” for the last four years in Canberra. As such,  I have tutored, done research, lectured, presented in conferences,  written  and reviewed academic papers. To be a ‘casual” was not something I looked for, but

The good, the bad and the ugly of being “casual”

I have been a “casual academic” for the last four years in Canberra. As such,  I have tutored, done research, lectured, presented in conferences,  written  and reviewed academic papers. To be a ‘casual” was not something I looked for, but

What is in a name?

Most Australians believe that my full name is Malba Barahona, little they know that my full name is actually quite different. It seems that “We know what we know and we assume that our way of doing things is the

What is in a name?

Most Australians believe that my full name is Malba Barahona, little they know that my full name is actually quite different. It seems that “We know what we know and we assume that our way of doing things is the

I am in limbo

Originally posted on Una chilena en Australia:
According to the Oxford Dictionary to be in limbo is to be in an intermediate or transitional state. Not only that, but from a theological perspective, to be in limbo means to be in a place outside hell and heaven. This…

I am in limbo

Originally posted on Una chilena en Australia:
According to the Oxford Dictionary to be in limbo is to be in an intermediate or transitional state. Not only that, but from a theological perspective, to be in limbo means to be in a place outside hell and heaven. This…

It is time to submit!

I thought the valley of shit was over last year as I finally managed to write my thesis. Little I knew that there was still a lot to come. I guess I will understand more about the whole process in a few

It is time to submit!

I thought the valley of shit was over last year as I finally managed to write my thesis. Little I knew that there was still a lot to come. I guess I will understand more about the whole process in a few

What are doctoral supervisors for? A personal view

Originally posted on Nick Hopwood:
The posts I’ve done recently on supervision (10 ways to annoy your supervisors, and the guest response on how to be a crappy supervisor), have been popular. So I thought I’d follow up with a…

What are doctoral supervisors for? A personal view

Originally posted on Nick Hopwood:
The posts I’ve done recently on supervision (10 ways to annoy your supervisors, and the guest response on how to be a crappy supervisor), have been popular. So I thought I’d follow up with a…

Can complex ideas be communicated in 3 minutes?

As a PhD student in OZ  I have been encouraged to participate in a competition called the 3M thesis. This competition is for PhD students and consists of  a 3Minute presentation of your thesis  to a lay audience. This competition

Can complex ideas be communicated in 3 minutes?

As a PhD student in OZ  I have been encouraged to participate in a competition called the 3M thesis. This competition is for PhD students and consists of  a 3Minute presentation of your thesis  to a lay audience. This competition