The official date hasn’t yet been set, but my comprehensive exam in public policy is now about a month away. Whereas the other members of my study group rattle off the authors, titles, and years of books and articles with disarming rapidity, I find myself unable to remember anything more than the haziest outlines of […]
This week involves one of my last pre-comp spurts of academic work for this term. For tomorrow, I need to write a draft comp answer on policy failure, inequality, and political economy v. institutionalist v. agent-centred theories. On Wednesday, my interview assignment for my qualitative methods course is due. I need to finish the astonishingly […]
I have posted some photos from Friday’s Corporation Fellows’ Gaudy: the last high table of the year, and the last that will be presided over by Master John Fraser.
I have a ‘Pending’ folder in which I keep all emails where I need to take some sort of action in response. The further breakdown of those emails is somewhat revealing:
Between today and tomorrow, I need to read a book and seven articles on ethnography and prepare a presentation on the topic, finish processing and uploading the photos from this year’s Clarkson Laureate awards ceremony, and produce an updated draft of the fossil fuel divestment lecture for U of T. Bonus points if I make […]
I have just received word by email that on the basis of my supplementary oral (viva) exam, the examiners in Canadian politics have awarded me a passing grade on my comprehensive exam. This means I carry on with the PhD program, and that I will have another (harder) comp to write in public policy in […]