Since I lost my permanent job in July 2018 due to a company insolvency, I've been muddling through professionally and keeping my head above water, at least mentally, by doing small freelance jobs. Of course, this is not my declared goal, at least as long as freelancing doesn't completely support me financially. Therefore, since moving … Continue reading 9 variants of how to fail at the British, academic job market in style – or not
To everyone who made 2018 special for Arne and AMSEL. May your holidays be merry and bright, see you all in 2019.
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 … Continue reading Finally, Dr.!
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 … Continue reading Instagram advertisement and first media review
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 … Continue reading German Disability Studies in Social Media
This morning, when I was searching for the exact weight of my book to send the specimen copies to the University's library, I saw that amazon.de had only one copy left in stock and asked me to hurry up with my order... Hence, the book appears to sell pretty well. However, after the publication of … Continue reading Social Media Advertisements…
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... https://youtu.be/Hp7Td0abq6M If … Continue reading Unboxing day…
With approaching the date on which my thesis will get published as a book, the publisher also started to roll out its public relations concept. As part of these efforts, I was interviewed in German language about the book and its content. The original interview can be accessed here. I thought it might be a … Continue reading PR is on its way
It's done. It's really done. The final edition of my manuscript has been sent to the publisher and got approved for publication now! Following weeks of additional layout work, last week I got informed that the manuscript will now be prepared for the printing and there's nothing left for me to do except waiting for … Continue reading Point of no return
I'm very happy and more than delighted to finally announce that my PhD-thesis will be published as a decent book in August 2018! After editing the draft for one more time throughout 2017, it was finally accepted by my reviewers and they strongly advised me to search for a publisher instead of just publishing it … Continue reading Announcement…