YECREA Workshop

YECREA Workshop on ‘The ambitious early-career scholar in an age of precarity: Questions, challenges, opportunities’.

University of Brighton, organised by ECREA’s Digital Culture and Communication Section.

Tuesday 7 November, 3.30-5pm

CAroline BassettAristea FotopoulouYsabel GerrardArne HintzAlison Winch

We would like to invite all young scholars – doctoral students, post-docs and early career researchers (ECRs) – to an ECREA Young Scholars’ (YECREA) workshop organised as part of the conference on Digital Culture Meets Data: Critical Approaches to be held at the University of Brighton on 6-7th November 2017.

The workshop will be held from 3:30-5:00pm on Tuesday 7th November 2017 and will be facilitated by Ysabel Gerrard, Lecturer in Digital Media and Society at the University of Sheffield.

It aims to foster open discussion between academics at various stages of their careers about some of the issues faced by early-career scholars in a precarious and competitive job market. The invited speakers have been asked to speak openly and with honesty about some of the main questions and challenges, and look towards emerging opportunities for ECRs. Our invited speakers will deliver a ten-minute talk about the following four topics:

  1. Getting an academic job: the interview (Caroline Bassett, University of Sussex)
  2. How to get a book contract ( Aristea Fotopoulou, University of Brighton)
  3. Digital media careers: between academia and practice ( Arne Hintz, Cardiff University)
  4. Publishing your research ( Alison Winch, University of East Anglia)

For the remaining time, early-career scholars will be invited to ask questions and share their own experiences about the above (and other) topics. Workshop participants do not need to prepare anything in advance, but are encouraged to think ahead about questions they want to ask.

If you are interested in participating, please submit a one-sentence expression of interest to