The junior researchers 'good practice' guide, tries to offer an answer. It includes a discussion of the challenges junior academics face and various proposals for how to (collectively) address them. How precarious is the junior researcher? How is precariousness affecting the health of "junior" academics? How can we balance project and individual work, manage our workload … Continue reading What is “good practice” in academia?
Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease
In a previous post on ‘Horses, bees and bodies: post-conference accounts from Lexington’, Panagiota Kotsila shared her reflections on the 2015 Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Conference, where together we organised a panel titled ‘Perceptions of Urban Environmental Health: Narrating Political Ecologies of Disease’. The post promised a forthcoming collection of papers on the topic, … Continue reading Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease
Diarrhoea and sanitation: let’s get over “panacea” approaches to disease
by Panagiota Kotsila About a year ago, journalist Rose George gave a TED-talk about sanitation and diarrhoea in which she invited people to “talk crap, seriously” and got almost 1.5 million views. Today, after four years of researching this topic, I realize we need to question George’s speech. It is indeed a frustrating reality that … Continue reading Diarrhoea and sanitation: let’s get over “panacea” approaches to disease