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Desassossego [disquiet]: reflecting on being academics during the Covid-19 pandemic

8 min read Guest authors: Urban Transitions Hub (UTH) (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon) Editor’s note: This post is an engaging contribution by the members of UTH, including the founder and former editor-in-chief of the YA blog.  With … Continue reading

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12 useful books and articles on qualitative research methods

5 minutes read Guest author: Viktorija Priļenska (Tallinn University of Technology) This blog post is intended for PhD students who are in the first year of their studies, and have not been involved in the qualitative research before, as well … Continue reading

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Top 10 blog posts on the YA blog

Read time: 2 minutes This post celebrates the top ten blog posts published on the blog of the AESOP Young Academics network since its launch in 2014. It does so by way of a traditional list of the top ten … Continue reading

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Shining at the VIVA

Read time: 7-8 minutes Following up on a previous post entitled “Preparing to shine at the VIVA“, this post distils some common gems of advice to help you prepare in the last days before, and during the VIVA. The VIVA … Continue reading

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Preparing to shine at the VIVA

Read time:  6 minutes The VIVA is your time to shine. The VIVA, alongside your PhD thesis submission, is a major milestone on your way to becoming a ‘doctor of philosophy’. VIVA is short-hand for ‘Viva voce’ (‘by word of … Continue reading

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YA blog outlook: 2014-2020 & beyond

Read time: 5 minutes This post gives an overview of the growing activity on the blog since its launch in 2014. Based on the results of a short survey, the post also provides an outlook for 2020 and beyond. The … Continue reading

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Sandra Annunziata, in memoriam

Guest authors: Marco Cremaschi (Sciences PO, Paris), Carlotta Fioretti (European Commission, Joint Research Centre), Clara Rivas (University of Leicester) On Friday, 4th of January, a few days before turning 40, Dr. Sandra Annunziata passed away suddenly. A regular contributor to … Continue reading

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Conference locations and sustainability aspirations: towards an integrative framework?

Editor’s note: The blog of the AESOP Young Academics network is a great place to share and showcase your research about a wide range of topics related to spatial planning. Here is a timely case in point, published on the … Continue reading

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The future of PhD students in Italian academia. What does it look like?

Guest authors: Enzo Falco (GSSI Cities, Gran Sasso Science Institute) and Alessandro Rinaldi (PhD in Territorial and Urban Planning, Sapienza, University of Rome). Abstract: The academic future of PhD students in Italy looks uncertain. Job opportunities are few and tenured faculty staff … Continue reading

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Conference costs and academic divides

In March 2014, in Gothenburg, during our VIII conference, the Coordination Team of the YAs had a pleasing and stimulating meeting with Rob Atkinson, founder of Urban Research and Practice. At that time, we were launching our journal plaNext (whose … Continue reading

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