Episode 10- Coming up! ‘Ethnography as creative writing’

This month’s episode promises to be an interesting discussion on the importance of ethnography both within and outside academia and the difficulties faced when trying to apply ethnographic writing to other (non) academic disciplines.

Our guest-speakers include…

Kayla Rush HeadshotDr Kayla Rush, Adjunct Faculty in Sociology, Clark State Community College, Springfield, Ohio


Dr Alfonso Del Percio, Lecturer at University College London, Institute of Education

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Ellen Wiles, University of Stirling, author of The Invisible Crowd (HarperCollins, 2017)

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Episode 9- How storytelling and ecology can promote environmental awareness

Dr Ann Wand sits down with community storyteller, Dr Joanna Gilar to discuss her newest project, ‘The Giant’s Garden’, designed to encourage literacy and sustainable interaction for children and their parents.

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Episode 8: Alternative career options for academics

In Episode 8 Dr Ann Wand, Dr Ana Ranitović and Dr Susan Larson discuss career paths outside academia, including the influences, positives and negatives of their own experiences.


New episode this Sunday on ‘Alternative career options for academics’

This Sunday marks our 8th episode focusing on ‘Alternative career options for academics’ with Dr Ana Ranitović of the University of Groningen and Dr Susan Larson of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stay tuned!


Dr Ana Ranitovic
Research Analytics Policy Officer, University of Groningen
Co-founder/CEO, Campster

Susan Larson

Dr Susan Larson
Educational Services Specialist for the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Minneapolis Battalion ESS


Episode 7: Work-life balance for parents in academia

Dr Ann Wand and guest-speakers, Dr Pia Jolliffe and Mr Rasmus Rodineliussen, discuss the positives, negatives and tips of the trade that come with having children in academia.


Upcoming podcast on work-life balance for (new) parents in academia!

Coffee & Cocktails is back this month with a new episode on work-life balance for (new) parents in academia. After a much needed maternity break, we decided to explore the positives, negatives and tips of the trade that come with being a parent in a research-based environment. Below is a sneak peak of our upcoming guest-speakers!

Pia Jolliffe

Dr Pia Maria Jolliffe, University of Oxford; Research Fellow, Blackfriars Hall; Teaching and Research Associate, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies

Mr Rasmus Rodineliussen, doctoral candidate at the department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, focuses on the social mobilization of scuba divers in Sweden against marine debris. Theoretically he addresses his field from the vantage point of Political Ecology. Rasmus has previously worked on topics of migration, with a special focus on Syrian refugees in Sweden.




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Coffee & Cocktails: Podcast 6- English language policy and UK security

Dr Kamran Khan from the University of Lleida, in Catalonia, Spain and visitor at King’s College, London tells us about his most recent work on citizenship, ESOL policy and (Islamophobic) suspicion in the UK.

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Coffee & Cocktails Episode 5: The use of Camfranglais amongst the diaspora

Constance Mbassi Manga, doctoral researcher at Lancaster University, talks about migratory issues faced by Cameroonian ex-pats in the UK, France and US and how identity is made sense of through the use of Camfranglais.

Host: Dr Ann Wand (Oxford University)

Episode 5: The use of Camfranglais amongst the diaspora

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Coffee & Cocktails Episode 4: Dealing with isolation in academia

Dr Chelsea Robles, Research Specialist at the Institute of International Education in New York City, talks about coping strategies she has developed when dealing with isolation in academia.

Host: Dr Ann Wand (Oxford University)

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Coffee & Cocktails Episode 3: Translanguaging in Senegal


Two academics, Samantha Goodchild and Miriam Weidl, from SOAS, University of London discuss their research with Dr Ann Wand regarding translanguaging practices in two Senegalese villages in the Casamance region and how their research can be used to understand how language learning can develop thanks to local mobility practices.

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Here’s their link to online teaching material: www.kanraxel.uk/university