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Thesis Whisperer -
Domain: B1 Personal qualities

In this lecture, Dr Inger Mewburn, better known as @thesiswhisperer, talks about why early career academics don't have time NOT to be into social media. She discusses the state of the contemporary academy, its workforce dynamics and some emerging trends in online publishing. What can PhD students and early career academics, who are already dealing with an increasingly precarious workplace, do in the face of such career uncertainty?

During her lecture, Dr Mewburn will share some ideas for building a robust digital ‘self’ alongside a more traditional academic portfolio. Her message is that social media tools are a source of 'soft power' for academics, especially those who currently live on the margins of the university in tenuous employment situations.