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What are YOU going to do with THAT?

Author: Danni Reches

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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.



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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, Glocalisation and a social media group called Man United in Pidgin.In this episode Danni chats with Wally about this decision to move to the UK, what Glocalisation means and the lonely elements of doing a PhD, and why he decided to take part in our video compilation where PhD students from all over the world answered the question "Why am I doing a PhD?". In this episode Danni drank her Amaretto and Wally drank a raspberry juice.Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow Wally on Twitter @IdolKiller92Follow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelOur website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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-American migrants not only imported that sport to Israel, but have led it of holding a national team that will play in the Tokyo Olympic Games in the summer of 2021.Amir also talks about his struggles to find a supervisor to do his PhD, his love for writing poems, and his brand new clothes that he bought to celebrate the end of Covid-19 lockdowns in Israel. During the episode Amir drank Turkish coffee and Danni drank her Amaretto.Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelOur website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 drank her Amaretto and David drank Whisky. Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow David on Twitter @TinkerAndHawkDavid's Linkedin PageFollow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelOur website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 her PhD. She founded the South Asian Institute of Crime and Justice Studies and recently returned to India to complete her research and develop the field of south-Asia oriented criminal justice. In this episode Ntasha talks with Danni about her journey, and her research on incarcerated women in India and Sri-Lanka. The episode was recorded on March 8, 2021 - international women's day. During the episode, Ntasha drank Blue Tokai Indian coffee and Danni drank her famous Amaretto. Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow Ntasha on:Twitter: @ntashabhardwajInstagram: @ntashab23Linkedin PageSouth Asian Institute of Crime and Justice StudiesFollow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni:Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 students in Israel. It is part of a global research project known as the Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective (YARG), headed by Prof. Peter Nynäs of the Åbo Akademi University.Sawsan shares about the influences of her car accident while 8 month pregnant which forced her, eventually, to change her PhD topic; about traveling abroad alone for the first time in her life for a conference; why she named her daughter Mulan (yes! after the movie character), and her plans for the future. In this episode Sawsan drank traditional Druze mate and Danni drank her traditional amaretto.Sawsan was born and raised in Peqi’in, a Druze village in the Western Galilee. Worked as an educational psychologist in the Haifa Municipality’s Jewish Education System for several years. She is currently serving as a teaching assistant and am a Joint Program PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa and the Faculty of Arts, Psychology, and Theology at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Sawsan on:Twitter: @khsawsan0706Facebook: @Sawsan.KheirLinkedin PageFollow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni:Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 supervising over PhD candidates these days, being a "supermarket academic", and his lost love for acting. In this episode Danni drank her favorite Amaratto and Eli drank wine from a local winery. Prof. Eli Salzberger was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa and the President of the European Association for Law and Economics. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law (1st in class). He clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinish. He wrote his doctorate at Oxford University on the economic analysis of the doctrine of separation of powers. His research and teaching areas are legal theory and philosophy, economic analysis of law, legal ethics, cyberspace and the Israeli Supreme Court. He has published more than 40 scientific articles.Prof. Salzbeger's webpage on the Minerva websiteHost: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow us:Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFacebook: @What2DoWithTHATInstagram: @What2DoWithTHATYouTube ChannelWebsite: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 culture heritage and decided to focus her PhD research on that topic.In this episode Danni talks with Zainab about her journey that started with her failed attempt to get accepted to law school and ended with a PhD and a teaching position in the Department of Fine Arts. Zainab also talks about cultural differences, parenthood in academia, and the importance of functioning bathrooms in the workplace. In this episode Danni drank her signature Amaretto, and Zainab drank traditional north-Nigerian Zobo.Dr. Zainab M. Shallangwa:Instagram: @ShallangwaaikhionbareHost: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow us:Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFacebook: @What2DoWithTHATInstagram: @What2DoWithTHATYouTube ChannelWebsite: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 injuries in cricket. Benita also talks about her important project "Research Masterminds" that was created in order to help early career researchers to stop wasting time on technical questions and help them focus on their actual research. In this episode Danni drank Amaretto and Benita drank Rooibos - local South African tea.Prof. Benita Olivier is a professor and researcher in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Twitter: @BenitaOlivierResearch Masterminds:Website: https://researchmasterminds.comTwitter: @ResearchMmindsLinkedIn: research-mastermindsInstagram: @researchmastermindsYouTube: ResearchMastermindsHost: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow us:Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFacebook: @What2DoWithTHATInstagram: @What2DoWithTHATYouTube ChannelWebsite: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 "The Dragon and Femininity in Saint Margaret Paintings by Raphael and Titian" at Ben Gurion University, and to her current position as a post doctoral researcher at the Department of Art History at the University of Haifa on a Spinoza Post-Doctorial Scholarship for excellence. All that while being an academic mother. During this episode Sharon drank an coffee and soda (Italian style), and Danni had her Italian amaretto as usual.What are YOU going to do with THAT:Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni.Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 philosophy of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Freud.The stories:Lena talks about microaggressions against people with mental disorder.Jill (pseudonym, voiced by Nadège August) talks about microaggressions from a non-binary person's point of view.Rosalind (pseudonym, voiced by Meredith Castles) talks about gender based microaggression.Suparna talks about microaggression against ethnic minorities.Ana talks about microaggressions from the point of view of a foreign PhD student in ChinaDr. Broderick SawyerOn Twitter: @BroderickA88Website: brodericksawyer.comThis episode was directly influenced by an inspirational microaggressions episode on the What The Fockery podcast hosted by Nadège August. The episode can be found on this link. We wish to thank Lena, Jill, Rosalind, Suparna, and Ana for sharing their stories and experiences with us. We also wish to thank Nadège and Meredith for helping Jill and Rosalind to maintain their anonymity.Follow Nadège August on twitter: @NadègeAugust & @whatthefockeryFollow Meredith Castles on twitter: @meredithcastlesWhat are YOU going to do with THAT:Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Follow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni:Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 Toronto for the PhD, and provides tips on how to land a post doc position. He also explains how he deals with researching sensitive topics on Israel/Palestine and human rights, all over a hot drink while wearing an ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ that matches the one his daughter has.Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Omri on twitter: @OmriAnthroThe episode includes a trailer of Dear Grad Student podcast.Find them on linktree & buzzsproutFollow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni:Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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.In this log distance episode Joanne drank hot lemon water and Danni drank coffee (due to the time differences between Israel and South Korea).Joanne's PhD title: "Tracking Moral Shifts in American Culture, from Dignity to Victimhood; A Corpus Linguistic Investigation"Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Joanne on twitter: @JoanneMcCuaig3Her bio pageFollow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni:Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 drank a huge mug of coffee, and Danni drank Amaretto. Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Our guest details:Fernando's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ferchuckygarciaFernando on twitter: @FerchuckyFernando on Instagram: @ferchuckygarciaFernando on LinkedInFollow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni:Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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" (#BlackInMH), and her YouTube channel and blog titled "Becoming Dr. Baker". In this episode Brianna drank Cuban coffee and Danni drank Amaretto.Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Our guest details:Brianna's YouTube channel: BecomingDrBakerBrianna on twitter: @BriannaABakerBrianna on Instagram: @the_briannaBrianna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briannaabakerBlack in Mental Health on Twitter: @BlackinMHFollow us on Twitter: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook: @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram: @What2DoWithTHATSubscribe to our YouTube Channel for short videos by Danni:Our website: www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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 importance of a strong family support in this journey. She also address her activity as a social media influencer in the academic Twitter under the handle @PhDfriendSana and #PhDfriend. During the recording of this episode Sana drank tea, and Danni drank Amaretto. You can follow Sana on her twitter account @PhDfriendSanaFor more information, photos, fun activities, promos and information about our future guests:Follow us on Twitter @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook @What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram @What2DoWithTHATYou can also visit our website: www.what2dowiththat.comHost of the show: Danni RechesProducer and editor: Ido Rosenzweig See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Season 2 - Trailer

Season 2 - Trailer

2020-10-1500:58

Welcome back to our podcast - what are YOU going 2 do with THAT? where are host, Danni Reches, chats with early career researchers (#ECR) about their personal journey in academia.Subscribe to get notified of new episodes, and check our website www.what2dowiththat.com and our social media handle @what2DoWithTHAT on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Season 1 Finale

Season 1 Finale

2020-08-2701:06:50

In this episode our host Danni Reches and our producer Ido Rosenzweig chat about the podcast, the guests we have had throughout the first season, and the topics that came up, including mental health in academia, imposter syndrome, hobbies, tips and drinks. In this special episode of "What are YOU going to do with THAT?" Danni drank her signature Amaretto and Ido drank a special Game of Thrones editing of Johnny Walker.Follow us on Social media:Twitter (@What2doWithTHAT)Instagram (@What2doWithTHAT)Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/what2dowiththat/Enjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this special collaboration episode, Danni chats with Dr. David Mendes, the host of the PapaPhd podcast. David talks about his journey from Portugal to Canada in order to get his PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Coimbra while doing it at McGill University, and his decision to leave academia for a position in medical communication and the linguistic services industry. David talks about the idea behind his PapaPhD podcast, and his passion for martial arts. In this cross-Atlantic episode Danni drank Amaretto and David drank his morning coffee.This is Part I of a special double episode. In Part II, David interviews Danni for a PapaPhD episode. If you want to learn more about Danni and her own journey in academia, please tune in to the "twin episode" on PapaPhD at Https://papaphd.com/69Visit PapaPhD website: https://papaphd.com/PapaPhD @twitter: @PapaPhDPodcastPapaPhD @facebook: @PapaPhd See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode Danni chats with Sophie Prosolek. Sophie who is about to finish her PhD researching diet and health at the Quadram Institute Bioscience (Norwich, UK), talks about mental health in academia after being diagnosed as Bipolar type 2 during her PhD. Sophie also talks about her research on the effect of naturally-occurring sulfur compounds in broccoli, her very active social-media presence on twitter (@InfraRedRum) and on Instagram (@theinfraredrum), and the Pint of Science Festival. During this episode Danni drank Amaretto and Sophie drank hot chocolate with Brandy.Visit our twitter account (@what2dowiththat) and Instagram account (@what2dowiththat)Enjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode Danni chats with Dr. Hana Saliba Salman. Hana talks about her experience as an early career researcher from a minority (of Palestinian origin) in Israel, and the unique difficulties of being a minority in academia. Hana also shares her passion for English literature and especially the detective genre, on which she wrote both her Master thesis and PhD at the University of Haifa. Her current research, as a post-doc fellow at Ben-Gurion University, focuses on the interchange between memory and culture. Hana recently signed a book contract titled "Lone Wolves: Marginalized Detectives in a Postmodern Realm". In this episode Danni drank Amaretto and Hana drank Rose wine.Enjoy the episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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