What are YOU going to do with THAT?

What are YOU going to do with THAT?

So you have a PhD or trying to get one. But what are YOU going to do with THAT? Danni Reches, a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa interviews young researchers and scholars to learn about their process, their success stories, obstacles and the way they overcame them. And everything is over a glass of Amaretto. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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July 15, 2021 59 min

The final episode of season 2 presents our host (Danni) and producer (Ido) gathering together to talk about some of the highlights of the season. They talk about their favorite answers to the opening questions, the diversity of the guests, inspiring guests, important topics that came up during the episodes, and do some brainstorming about their plans for season 3.


Don't worry - the podcast will return for season 3.


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In this special collaboration episode, Danni chats with Dr. Vikram Baliga, a.k.a. the plant professor the host of the successful "Planthropology" podcast. Vikram talks about his journey that led him from being lost to finishing a PhD in Horticultural Science at Texas Tech University and becoming an award-winning lecturer in it, owning his own business, being a manager of the university greenhouse, and a successful podcaster...

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Heather Masson-Forsythe won the 2021 edition of Science Magazine's "Dance Your PhD" competition (Covid19 Category). She's currently in her last year in her PhD in Biochemistry & Biophysics at the Elisar Barbar’s lab group (Oregon State University). In this episode she chats with Danni Reches about her academic journey, her Covid-19 research on the nucleocapsid phosphoprotein of SARS-CoV-2, and her experiences as...

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Instagram is free, but does that mean that it is indifferent to socio-economic, racial, and cultural differences? Inbar Michelzon, a PhD candidate in Bar-Ilan University (Israel) is conducting a socio-digital research on the implications of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds over the experiences of teens from different classes.


In this episode Inbar chats with Danni about her decision to get into researching the underdeveloped...

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Ana Cristina Vasquez is doing a PhD in Marine Sciences at the Tongji University, in Shanghai, China where she is researching stable isotopes and river geochemistry. In this episode Ana chats with Danni about changing her field of research and practice from social sciences and human rights to STEM and marine sciences, about moving from Costa Rica to China, about science communication, research during Covid pandemic, and being a fore...

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Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong from Cameroon wanted to be a translator. That was his dream from the age of 11 and his mother supported that dream until he finished high-school and had to make a career choice. She forced him to go into advertisement and that completely shuffled his plans. Listen to the episode and find out how he ended up doing a PhD at London Metropolitan University, in Media and Communication about Football Fandom, Gl...

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Transnational migration refers to the situation of migrants that are still connected to their country of origin. Amir Segal's research looks into that phenomenon through a specific case study of North-American (mainly Canada and the US) Jews who migrate to Israel. Amir explores that through three aspects: (1) Fund raising; (2) Diplomacy; and (3) Baseball. To this end, Amir, who knew nothing about baseball learned how North-Amer...

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David Gillespie who left high school and joined the British Army at the age of 16, received his PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering a couple of weeks ago. In this episode David talks about his journey from the army to academia and to an industry PhD, his persistence and stubbornness that enabled him to find his own path, and the importance of celebrating every win - the little ones and the big ones.


In this episode Danni...

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Ntasha Bhardwaj started her journey in front of the cameras - as an uprising Bollywood star, but she knew that her ambitions are within the academic world and especially in criminal justice. Since there was no criminal justice program in India, Ntasha completed her master degree in social work and moved to the US to do another masters degree in criminal justice at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice where she's also doing he...

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Coming from a very traditional Druze community in northern Israel, Sawsan Kheir had a dream to become a psychologist, but not enough self-confidence. In this episode she tells Danni how she overcame lots of obstacles until she finally became a double degree PhD candidate.


Sawsan also talked about her field of research which is focused on the effects of modernization on the values and role of faith in the lives of Druze and Muslim s...

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How is doing a PhD these days different than doing it when the internet was just beginning? Prof. Eli Salzberger, the head of the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, and former dean of the law faculty at the University of Haifa talks about why did he choose law as his academic field, doing a PhD in Oxford (instead of Chicago) just to be with his future wife, the differences between doing a PhD back then and...

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February 11, 2021 56 min

Dr. Zainab M. Shallangwa left Nigeria in 2013 to do her Master of Arts degree in Museum and Heritage Studies from the University of Ghana, and when she returned to Nigeria 18 months later, she witnessed the damage that was caused by the extensive amount of internally displaced persons, who had to escape their home with nothing but the clothes on their backs due to the violence of Boko Haram. She noticed the damage caused to their c...

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January 28, 2021 55 min

Danni talks with Prof. Benita Olivier about her journey in musculoskeletal physiotherapy that brought her to a professor position in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) while having three children and publishing over 50 articles. Benita talks about the struggles of motherhood in academia, about the importance of sharing, her imposter syndrome and about her research of preventing inj...

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January 14, 2021 42 min

What is the connection between ancient Greece, Renaissance and Games of Thrones? Dragons and women.


In this episode Danni chats with Dr. Sharon Khalifa-Guetta, aka Dr. of Dragons. Sharon talks about how she discovered the world of dragons and women, and their meaning in art history - from ancient Greek times to Da Vinci and Titian and Daenerys Targaryen of Games of Thrones.


She explains how her academic journey led to do a PhD on &#...

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What is "Microaggression"? How does it come into play in academia? What can we do to prevent or handle it?


In this special episode, Danni chats with Dr. Broderick Sawyer about microaggressions in academia. We have asked our followers on twitter to share with us their personal stories and experiences of microaggressions. In this episode we play 5 of those testimonials which Dr. Sawyer helps analyze using the ideas and philoso...

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December 17, 2020 56 min

In this episode, Danni goes back to her hometown university when she speaks to Dr. Omri Grinberg, who is a post doctoral researcher at the Minerva Center of the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa – and also at the Truman Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Omri is the first Anthropologist on the show and talks about starting in a different BA program than he originally wanted, moving to Tor...

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December 3, 2020 55 min

As a Canadian married to a South Korean, who moved to Seoul, and is doing her part-time PhD in English language and applied linguistics via distance in the UK, Joanne is probably the most global guest we have ever had on the show. Listen to her story about making such life changing transitions, about changing her PhD topic because of North Korea tyrant's decision, and being a foreigner in South Korea.


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Dr. Fernando "Bananaman" García-Bastidas changed the entire course of his career more than once. From a prominent coffee researcher in Columbia, he became a world leading researcher and scholar in the field of Banana in The Netherlands. Listen to the show to Fernando's cross continents and fields journey.


Fernando also talks about his very successful social media activity as Dr. Bananaman. During the episode Fernando dr...

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November 5, 2020 65 min

In this episode Danni chats with Brianna Baker, a doctoral student in counseling psychology from Columbia University in NY. Brianna opens up about her bumpy journey which included getting rejected from every PhD program she had applied to only to finally getting accepted a year later to her dream program in Columbia. Brianna also talks about being a social media influencer with her initiative "Black in Mental Health" (#Blac...

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October 22, 2020 50 min

Join us for the opening episode of season 2. In this episode, Danni Reches chats with Sana Malik from Pakistan about her journey from architecture in Pakistan studies to a PhD in Malaysia. Sana talks about the struggles of being a woman in both the architecture profession and academic world in a very conservative society. She also described her experience as a mother of a young child while doing her advanced studies and the importa...

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