Blogs: By Author

Being a Historian at MIT

Perspectives on MIT from a student of the humanities

SPRING 2017
Science, Technology, and Society
I’m a graduate student at MIT, but my experience here is not the norm. I state that with confidence because I… am a historian. As of writing this post, I’m a fourth-year doctoral candidate in an interdisciplinary PhD program shared among the History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology &...

PhD Student vs. PhD Candidate

How I use gentle, digital nudges to stay current in the post-exams world

SPRING 2017
Science, Technology, and Society
Do you know the difference between a PhD student and a Ph.D. candidate? A candidate is someone who has fulfilled all the requirements for the degree except the dissertation. I’m a historian (see my earlier post about being a humanist...