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So you have a PhD or trying to get one. But what are YOU going to do with THAT?
Danni Reches, a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa interviews young researchers and scholars to learn about their process, their success stories, obstacles and the way they overcame them. And everything is over a glass of Amaretto.

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What are YOU going to do with THAT‪?‬ Danni Reches

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So you have a PhD or trying to get one. But what are YOU going to do with THAT?
Danni Reches, a PhD candidate at the University of Haifa interviews young researchers and scholars to learn about their process, their success stories, obstacles and the way they overcame them. And everything is over a glass of Amaretto.

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    Why Manchester United in Pidgin? (With Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong)

    Why Manchester United in Pidgin? (With Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong)

    Wally Shannon Mbassi Elong from Cameroon wanted to be a translator. That was his dream from the age of 11 and his mother supported that dream until he finished high-school and had to make a career choice. She forced him to go into advertisement and that completely shuffled his plans. Listen to the episode and find out how he ended up doing a PhD at London Metropolitan University, in Media and Communication about Football Fandom, Glocalisation and a social media group called Man United in Pidgin.
    In this episode Danni chats with Wally about this decision to move to the UK, what Glocalisation means and the lonely elements of doing a PhD, and why he decided to take part in our video compilation where PhD students from all over the world answered the question "Why am I doing a PhD?". In this episode Danni drank her Amaretto and Wally drank a raspberry juice.
    Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
    Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
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    • 41 min
    Episode 34 - Baseball and Transnational Migration (Amir Segal)

    Episode 34 - Baseball and Transnational Migration (Amir Segal)

    Transnational migration refers to the situation of migrants that are still connected to their country of origin. Amir Segal's research looks into that phenomenon through a specific case study of North-American (mainly Canada and the US) Jews who migrate to Israel. Amir explores that through three aspects: (1) Fund raising; (2) Diplomacy; and (3) Baseball. To this end, Amir, who knew nothing about baseball learned how North-American migrants not only imported that sport to Israel, but have led it of holding a national team that will play in the Tokyo Olympic Games in the summer of 2021.
    Amir also talks about his struggles to find a supervisor to do his PhD, his love for writing poems, and his brand new clothes that he bought to celebrate the end of Covid-19 lockdowns in Israel. During the episode Amir drank Turkish coffee and Danni drank her Amaretto.
    Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
    Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
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    • 42 min
    Episode 33 - Unlikely journey - from high school dropout to a PhD (Dr. David Gillespie)

    Episode 33 - Unlikely journey - from high school dropout to a PhD (Dr. David Gillespie)

    David Gillespie who left high school and joined the British Army at the age of 16, received his PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering a couple of weeks ago. In this episode David talks about his journey from the army to academia and to an industry PhD, his persistence and stubbornness that enabled him to find his own path, and the importance of celebrating every win - the little ones and the big ones.
    In this episode Danni drank her Amaretto and David drank Whisky.
    Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
    Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
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    • 48 min
    Episode 32 - From Bollywood to Academia - with Ntasha Bhardwaj

    Episode 32 - From Bollywood to Academia - with Ntasha Bhardwaj

    Ntasha Bhardwaj started her journey in front of the cameras - as an uprising Bollywood star, but she knew that her ambitions are within the academic world and especially in criminal justice. Since there was no criminal justice program in India, Ntasha completed her master degree in social work and moved to the US to do another masters degree in criminal justice at the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice where she's also doing her PhD. She founded the South Asian Institute of Crime and Justice Studies and recently returned to India to complete her research and develop the field of south-Asia oriented criminal justice.
    In this episode Ntasha talks with Danni about her journey, and her research on incarcerated women in India and Sri-Lanka. The episode was recorded on March 8, 2021 - international women's day. During the episode, Ntasha drank Blue Tokai Indian coffee and Danni drank her famous Amaretto.
    Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
    Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
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    Twitter: @ntashabhardwaj
    Instagram: @ntashab23
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    South Asian Institute of Crime and Justice Studies

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    • 39 min
    Episode 31 - A minority girl against all odds - with Sawsan Kheir

    Episode 31 - A minority girl against all odds - with Sawsan Kheir

    Coming from a very traditional Druze community in northern Israel, Sawsan Kheir had a dream to become a psychologist, but not enough self-confidence. In this episode she tells Danni how she overcame lots of obstacles until she finally became a double degree PhD candidate.
    Sawsan also talked about her field of research which is focused on the effects of modernization on the values and role of faith in the lives of Druze and Muslim students in Israel. It is part of a global research project known as the Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective (YARG), headed by Prof. Peter Nynäs of the Åbo Akademi University.
    Sawsan shares about the influences of her car accident while 8 month pregnant which forced her, eventually, to change her PhD topic; about traveling abroad alone for the first time in her life for a conference; why she named her daughter Mulan (yes! after the movie character), and her plans for the future. In this episode Sawsan drank traditional Druze mate and Danni drank her traditional amaretto.
    Sawsan was born and raised in Peqi’in, a Druze village in the Western Galilee. Worked as an educational psychologist in the Haifa Municipality’s Jewish Education System for several years. She is currently serving as a teaching assistant and am a Joint Program PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa and the Faculty of Arts, Psychology, and Theology at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

    Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
    Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
    Sawsan on:
    Twitter: @khsawsan0706
    Facebook: @Sawsan.Kheir
    Linkedin Page

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    • 45 min
    Episode 30 - A "Supermarket Academic" with Eli Salzberger

    Episode 30 - A "Supermarket Academic" with Eli Salzberger

    How is doing a PhD these days different than doing it when the internet was just beginning? Prof. Eli Salzberger, the head of the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, and former dean of the law faculty at the University of Haifa talks about why did he choose law as his academic field, doing a PhD in Oxford (instead of Chicago) just to be with his future wife, the differences between doing a PhD back then and supervising over PhD candidates these days, being a "supermarket academic", and his lost love for acting. In this episode Danni drank her favorite Amaratto and Eli drank wine from a local winery.
    Prof. Eli Salzberger was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa and the President of the European Association for Law and Economics. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law (1st in class). He clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinish. He wrote his doctorate at Oxford University on the economic analysis of the doctrine of separation of powers. His research and teaching areas are legal theory and philosophy, economic analysis of law, legal ethics, cyberspace and the Israeli Supreme Court. He has published more than 40 scientific articles.
    Prof. Salzbeger's webpage on the Minerva website
    Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
    Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
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    • 55 min

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BYOrose ,

Great idea great show

It’s a great idea to talk about the personal stories of PhD candidates. The host is very good. Excellent podcast.

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