If you are thinking of pursing a career in academia or as a writer in general, you might want to…
By Emma Louise Backe We’ve all been there. You’ve gone through Freshman Orientation, bonded with your dorm, combed through the…
After I wrote a post about “vexing” and then disappearing for six months, you could be forgiven for thinking that by “vexing” I mean “troll the blog by never posting.” My absence was not prompted by the lulz, however, but by needing to focus all of my attention on fieldwork for my dissertation on tabletop role-playing games. I still have some fieldwork left to do, but have finally been able to come up for air and share some of how my research has been going and how that relates to geek anthropology.
You’re interested in a topic and you’d like to start a master’s degree to be able to explore it. Great! But where to begin?
Before you start filling out applications for universities, there are two very important things you need to do, the first of which I’ll address today and the second in a coming post.
1. You need to clarify what you’ll work on;
2. Decide whom you want to work with.