Finally, Dr.!

Today is a special day. For some reason. After almost two more years of waiting, I just received a WhatsApp-message from my father to which he attached ….. drumroll ….. my PhD certificate.

The reasons why it took so long are multiple. First, I had to publish my PhD research and I had to send according specimen copies to the University’s library. Well, I did this already in August. And waited since then. Every single evening when I got back form work, I was excited and couldn’t wait to check my mailbox. But nothing that looked like a PhD certificate was inside. After getting a bit uncomfortable, I contacted the University three weeks ago, but they did not reply to any of my messages. Eventually after sending another email cc to the chair of the PhD board, I got informed on Tuesday that the certificate will not be send out by snail mail to the UK because apparently you cannot send trackable and insured letters from Germany to the UK. Well, although that’s not true, I agreed to get the letter send to my parents address in Germany instead. And it arrived today. And I am finally a “Dr. phil” 😉


Instagram advertisement and first media review

Since the publication of my book, the publisher used various ways to advertise it. However, I was still waiting for a post on instagram. While a picture of the book cover and its content was already shared in an instagram story by the publisher two weeks ago, it took until yesterday before the book was also posted into their regular feed. And this is how it looked like:

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German Disability Studies in Social Media

I am a disability studies researcher from Germany living abroad. Since moving away from Australia in 2016, I started to work remotely for the Centre of Disability Studies of the University of Sydney. However, even if working for an Australian University from overseas, I do not feel disconnected to former colleagues and co-workers. Despite having regular email exchange with my colleagues, I also follow the official social media accounts of the Centre for Disability Studies. I can use their posts and updates to catch up with current projects, awards or even new faces.

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Unboxing day…

Here it is! Last week my book got published. While I was moving to the UK last week, the publisher shipped a parcel to Liverpool which I just received today. I thought it would be the best to make a video about the unboxing and the hours before the parcel finally arrived here…

If you are interested to buy your own copy of the book, do it!