CMR Podcast / Eighth episode

In our eighth episode, Anushrut Ramakrishnan Agrwaal, a PhD Candidate in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews talks to Lara Jost, a PhD Candidate in Philosophy who also manages Philosophy’s academic skills workshops for undergraduate students. Anushrut and Lara discuss the potential uses of the Academic Skills Projects (ASP) workshops to make the discipline […]

CMR Podcast / Seventh episode

New Year and a brand new CMR podcast episode! Our seventh episode is the first of many to come in 2022. In this episode Manar Kawasmi, a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews talks to Haneen Maikey, a Palestinian feminist queer activist and organiser. Haneen is the co-founder and former director of […]

CMR Podcast / Sixth episode

The sixth episode of the CMR Podcast series is our last episode of 2021! We are so thankful to everyone that collaborated with us in this project, for all the hard work and for being willing to share your experiences, research, and voices through the CMR podcast. We hope to continue and expand this student-led […]

CMR Podcast / Fifth episode

We are back with a new CMR Podcast episode! Our fifth episode features Parisa Saghafian, a recent graduate student from the University of St. Andrews in the Erasmus Mundus Masters of Crossways in Cultural Narratives. Parisa reflects on the life of Behrouz Boochani and his memoir “No Friends but the Mountains”, exploring his Kurdish and refugee identity. Bibliography […]

CMR Podcast / Fourth episode

In our fourth episode, Federica Consiglio, an undergraduate in German and Comparative Literature at the University of St. Andrews, analyses different points of view on the issue of including greater gender sensitivity in languages, both in their everyday use and in their grammatical structure. Looking at possible practical solutions that have recently been explored by linguists […]

Anticipation and Immateriality in the Cold War

By Andy Barwick, Sian O’Sullivan, Natalie Wong Jiayi and Beth Moyes In the ‘Anthropology of the Cold War’ module, led by Dr Stavroula Pipyrou, our task was to create fortnightly group presentations that could either be based on reality or be entirely fictional. These scenarios had to be based on the thematic focus of our readings […]

CMR Podcast / Third episode

Our third episode features Laura Jane Henderson, a Scottish second-year International Relations and Spanish undergraduate student at the University of St. Andrews, and Laura Moncada, an incoming NYU Abu Dhabi student from Venezuela. They discuss the work Moncada is undertaking to improve the lives of women and girls, as well as the issues women face in South […]

CMR Podcast / Second episode

In our second episode, Sam Osborn, a third-year PhD student in German Studies (SoML) at the University of St Andrews, explores the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf through her memoir and diary. Charlotte was a transgender woman who lived in the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, and the socialist German Democratic Republic. Here are the sources used […]

CMR Podcast / Inaugural episode

In the inaugural episode, Camila Marinelli, a second-year doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, is joined by Dr Ankur Datta, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the South Asian University. Taking the lead from the term ‘displacement’, Camila and Ankur discuss Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir, India. They talk about mental health […]

Twitter as a new arena for political debates

By Evgeniya Pakhomova Due to the unprecedented number of postal ballots, the 2020 United States Presidential election turned into a nerve-racking one-week-long event. Competition in several key states was down to decimal fractions of a percent. As the first night of vote counting was coming to an end, it became crystal clear that the claims […]