It’s been about two months since I last posted, and with good reason! I submitted my PhD dissertation on June 10th so I was really busy up until then. I’m delighted that I managed to submit it in time. Now I can concentrate on writing conference proposals and article submissions – one of my manuscripts has recently been accepted for publication so I’m looking forward to sharing that with you all here.
I’ve given my blog a makeover. I originally set it up in 2015 to document my Fulbright experience in North Carolina and, now that that’s over, I’ve decided to use it to share my academic exploits in general. All of the posts relating to my Fulbright experience are still available so I hope they are of some use to those of you who are thinking of applying.
Now that I’ve submitted my dissertation, I am, as you would expect, on the job hunt. I’ve submitted a couple of applications but I’m not too worried if I don’t find anything immediately. I graduated from MIC as a primary school teacher at the height of the economic crash in 2011 and although it was really difficult to find a full-time, permanent job (many of my friends moved to the UK or the UAE), I always had work. Things always work out in the end!
That being said, I’m really looking forward to working again. Teaching and researching is my passion. While I enjoy having the time to focus upon my own research, I’m looking forward to getting back into the classroom.