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bgalbraith
10-23-2012, 01:26 PM
I'm killing time before 2.5 hours of meetings with my various advisors and thought I'd see who else is subjecting themselves to the joys of academia.

I'm a little over two years into a PhD in computational neuroscience. Before that I did a master's in Bioinformatics, in which I managed to feature Year Zero related imagery in my thesis. In general, I try to sneak NIN-related materials into my presentations/papers when possible ;)

aggroculture
10-23-2012, 01:30 PM
Hahaha. Well this is the thread for me: just finished a PhD in Comparative Literature - graduated in September after 8 years. Now doing a one-year teaching postdoc at the same institution and currently on the academic "job market." I taught a class on music and literature last summer, and have been doing scholarly writing on music-related subjects: I recently completed a journal article on industrial black metal, and a book chapter on Rammstein and Laibach - both out soon.

Bluegirl
10-23-2012, 02:24 PM
I graduated already but for people who are still in graduate school I recommend PHD Comics for some good time wasting.
Here are some of my favorites:
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=766
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1093
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=312
http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=313

bgalbraith
10-23-2012, 04:10 PM
I recently completed a journal article on industrial black metal, and a book chapter on Rammstein and Laibach - both out soon.

Nice! Critical academic analyses of contemporary music are usually fun. My brother-in-law did a study looking at Eminem and masculinity.


I graduated already but for people who are still in graduate school I recommend PHD Comics for some good time wasting.

I've enjoyed PhD Comics for a long time. The frequency of updates and adherence to story arcs have really fallen off as he's been branching out into more things it seems.