'I also make a point every evening of organizing, labelling, and filing away in my hard-drive everything I collect on that day so that I don’t return to a huge, undifferentiated, digital pile of photos with names like “IMG_2874.”'
Research Radar – Peggy Regan
"Favourite form of procrastination?" "Another cup of tea."
Research Radar – Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha
"I...agree with what many others have said here about imposter syndrome. Everyone has it, and if you don’t, what’s your secret?"
Research Radar – Tim McMahon
"I don’t know that I could have finished my doctoral dissertation if it weren’t for periodic trips to the batting cage."
Research Radar – Jim MacPherson
"The great bell hooks was spot on when she talked about how her work focused on challenging the ‘imperialist white supremacist heteropatriarchy’ – and that’s a fine path to follow."
Research Radar – Audrey Walshe
"I think it is important to remember that feeling overwhelmed is normal."
Research Radar – Matina Skalkogiannis
"I definitely miss interactions, and absolutely soak them up when I am on campus."
Research Radar – Martina Hynan
"We have the most innovative women artists here in Ireland, and I want to be part of bringing that rich history into the core of Irish Studies as a field."
Research Radar – Rebecca Barr
"[A] mordant sense of humour is a great resource when surrounded by people taking themselves too seriously."
Research Radar – Dean Farrell
"[L]earning how to do a PhD is a process. Balance is a goal that is important to work towards, but be kind to yourself and make it work for you."
Research Radar – Julie Guyot
"Even though there is no scientific proof to back me up, I have always found that listening to classical music heightens my receptivity and creativity."
Research Radar – Kate Bevan-Baker
"When I’m practicing or composing new musical ideas, voice memos on my iPhone are invaluable."
Research Radar – Darragh Gannon
"I have to have tea/coffee on hand when I’m writing. It serves as a useful coping mechanism for when words are not appearing during the creative process."
Research Radar – Aileen Ruane
"Everyone works on their conference papers right up till the day they present, especially on the voyage to the conference."
Research Radar – Teresa Dunne
"[W]hen they opened up the library again and I could actually browse the shelves, I didn't know what to do with myself... so much freedom!"
Research Radar – José Alavez
"It is essential to write every day. The faster you put your ideas in black and white, the better."
Research Radar – Carmen Mangion
"Pots of Darjeeling to keep me going. Also, lots of Cadbury milk chocolate. I have simple needs."
Research Radar – Michele Holmgren
"[G]rant applications aren't a lot of work for nothing. Sometimes you get money if you do one."
Research Radar – Ali Kenefick
"What it comes down to is that you are the expert on your work. You have to trust that."
Research Radar – Sadie Gilker
"Oh my god. Just ask for help. You’re not supposed to know it all."
Research Radar – Máirtín Coilféir
"As usual, I have too many books on the go for my own good."
Research Radar – Giselle Gonzalez Garcia
"I listen to music, go for a long walk, or binge-watch Outlander on Netflix."
Research Radar – Nancy Ávila-Ledesma
"There are so many people that have inspired me in one way or another..."
Research Radar – Meaghan Landrigan-Buttle
"Cue cards have become a lifeline..."
Research Radar – Zan Cammack
"I have a long-standing crush on the Abbey Theatre Digital Archive at National University of Ireland, Galway. That’s normal, right?"
Research Radar – Molly-Claire Gillett
"PhD work can be lonely, and these tools helped me to combat that."
Research Radar – Gabrielle Machnik-Kekesi
"If I can avoid doing it on the computer, I do."
Research Radar – Patrick Brodie
"No one else *really* knows what they're talking about in the way it seems they do."
Research Radar – Julie Rodgers
"[W]hether I am reading for work or leisure, the common theme is motherhood!"
Research Radar – Eimear Rosato
"Enjoy this time! Also, buy a standing desk and a SAD lamp..."
Research Radar – J. Marie Perkins
"I spent many happy years deep in the stacks of precisely the kind of space you’d imagine..."
Research Radar – Sarah E. Duff
"Intellectually and in other ways, I am far more a fox than a hedgehog."
Research Radar – Jane McGaughey
"I'm still territorial about my seat in Humanities 2..."