SGSAH Research Blog

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The SGSAH Research Blog features regular weekly posts dealing with the trials and triumphs of life as a doctoral researcher within the arts and humanities in Scotland. As well as insight from our resident blogger, guest bloggers will share their varied experiences of the PhD process.

The SGSAH Research Blog can be found here:

Our previous resident SGSAH Blogger was Danielle Schwertner, a doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow based in the School of Modern Languages and Culture. Through her PhD, she studies how visual satire in an early nineteenth-century periodical called the Glasgow Looking Glass contribute to and reflect contemporary perceptions, misconceptions and stereotypes of gender and other identities. The blog engages with the SGSAH cohort to discuss what it means to be a doctoral researcher within the arts and humanities in Scotland today. We engage with all doctoral researchers within the arts and humanities in Scotland, funded and unfunded, full and part-time, all are welcome!

Guest bloggers
We welcome guest bloggers to engage with the issues surrounding life as a doctoral researcher which are important to you. To contribute to the blog, contact Mariam at and don't forget to check out the blog's twitter page @sgsahblog!

Why should doctoral researchers blog about their research?

  • It provides a home for things reluctantly cut from publications
  • It allows early feedback on ideas and try them out for the first time in public
  • It allows the exchange of early thoughts with others working on the issues that concern students
  • It provides a platform to share struggles with others who are going through the same thing