Reflections on the 1st PhDs in Transitions conference

After a brief summer break, we would like to report on our first fully self-organized event: the 1st PhDs in Transitions Conference which took place on April 28th and 29th at the University of Greenwich in London, UK. Three of the conference participants share their reflection and thoughts in the following post…

Doctoral research as a trajectory of successful and failed experimental initiatives: Five crucial lessons for new sustainability transition scholars interested in the developing world

Guest Post by Suyash Jolly – PostDoc at KTH, Sweden. As sustainability transition scholars we are quite familiar with terms such as ‘first’ and ‘second’ order learning and sustainability experiments. We have used these terms multiple times while writing our articles and often hear them several times during STRN conferences. We have become attached to… Continue reading Doctoral research as a trajectory of successful and failed experimental initiatives: Five crucial lessons for new sustainability transition scholars interested in the developing world

19th STRN Newsletter update for PhDs and ECRs

19th STRN newsletter (March 2016) notes opportunities for PhDs and ECRs to get engaged in the Steering group of the new STRN governance structure. The news reads as follows: “The SG [Steering group] strives for representational diversity, e.g. in terms of gender, age, topics, research groups and region. As a new feature, we intend to create… Continue reading 19th STRN Newsletter update for PhDs and ECRs

Two Conferences and one Symposium – How about the fieldwork?

  “How about it?” I asked a fellow colleague in response to the question. But I realized that it wasn’t so unnatural of her to ask this question. Readings on fieldwork methodology suggest that you collect quantitative and qualitative data and information, following one or more ‘techniques’ that is appropriate for your research. It also… Continue reading Two Conferences and one Symposium – How about the fieldwork?