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Comment by Janny Chang on August 26, 2009 at 9:54pm
Hi everyone! I'm a Ph.D. student in Applied Anthropology at Columbia. I am so thankful for OAC and for this group! Being a graduate student can be alienating at times, and this group is a great way to bring people together. I hope we can all keep each other afloat. I'm looking forward to being active!
Comment by Maria Johanna Christina Krom on August 24, 2009 at 11:16pm
It just occurred to me that maybe we could try and find a sort of common theme - something all of us PhD 'sufferers' come across, are confronted with - to get past the general 'hello, I am so and so doing this and that' stage.... I realize that is easier said than done because we are all coming from different angles, but maybe we could start by organizing a 'topic-pool' and pick something to work on? For instance, 'how combine a healthy, interesting and satisfying social life with the hectic (?) life as a PhD researcher', or 'how to deal with the zillion interesting leads and side-tracks that you come across while doing your research, but that are not really pertinent to your research question(s)'. Just an idea...
Comment by Maria Johanna Christina Krom on August 24, 2009 at 11:06pm
Thanks, Paul, for this great site on how to design scientific posters. It gives really useful tips and tricks. I will certainly use some of the info for my next poster session.
Comment by Elisa Vasconi on August 11, 2009 at 11:27am
Hello...I'm Elisa. I'm a PhD student in Italy, University of Siena. I'm carrying out research in Ghana and Uganda. Thanks for this group...it's a very good idea!
Comment by Denice Szafran on August 4, 2009 at 7:21pm
Paul Wren: this site is very helpful, thanks! I've always presented papers at conferences, but this year will be the first time I've done the poster session, and I had no clue how to do this.
Comment by Paul Wren on August 4, 2009 at 6:25pm
I just came across a site that might be useful: Advice on designing scientific posters. It's intended for biology students, but the information looks pretty universal.
Comment by Prokop Istvanek on July 22, 2009 at 2:08pm
Is there anybody who plans to do or does fieldwork in sri lanka?
Comment by Kristine S. Fauske on July 7, 2009 at 6:18pm
Hi, I'm Kristine. I'm a PhD student in Norway, Bergen. I'm still in the pre-fieldwork phase of my project, but I'll be going to Vanuatu next January to study land-related issues. Nice idea for a group, people!
Any other 'Pacific anthropologists' out there?
Comment by Maria T Brodine on June 17, 2009 at 8:57pm
Hi... I am also Maria. I'm in an Applied Anth PhD program at Columbia University, and am soon to embark on dissertation research in New Orleans, LA. I look forward to keeping each other afloat!
Comment by Maria Johanna Christina Krom on June 17, 2009 at 12:19pm
Hello all, I am Maria, currently doing a PhD in Anthropology at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Up to my ears in work but not drowning (yet). I hope we can keep each other afloat through this group.
 

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