LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

March 2023


  1. Educational Activism, Security and Communicative Practice.
  2. Publishing with Bloomsbury: workshop
  3. London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium Employers Showcase Event
  4. 5th QMUL Economics and Finance Workshop for PhD & Post-doctoral Students.
  5. Are you interested in co-organising a conference?
  6. Social Media Transcription Workshops
  7. LISS DTP Achievements
  8. LISS DTP ED&I open Forum

Final Reminder: The 2023 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship competition Application deadline: 16.00 on 23rd March 2023. 

Further details: 

(Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil)

King’s College London
Thursday, 30 March 2023

Focusing on practices and ideologies of communication, this in-person workshop will:
• examine the video-recordings of a training session interrupted by gunfire in a favela
• consider the ways in which local people respond to this (rendering it ordinary, theorising the violent management of peripheries, taking action to build solidarities)
• address the wider communicative networks that intersect with their action (including universities)

The workshop consists of:
• a 90 minute data-session (prioritising PhD students) (11.30-13.00), and
• a two-hour open seminar with a presentation by Prof Silva, two discussant responses (from Dr Muzna Awayed-Bushara [Tel Aviv University] & Dr Birgul Yilmaz [University of Reading]), and open discussion (14.00-16.00).
We are hoping that refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be available.

Prof Daniel N. Silva teaches sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and linguistic anthropology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, and he is co-editor of the journal Trabalhos em Lingui’stica Aplicada. His research focuses on language, violence, and hope in Rio de Janeiro favelas, and has led to publications and collaborative work on language and resistance, including “Marielle, presente: metaleptic temporality and the enregisterment of hope in Rio de Janeiro” (with Jerry Lee, Journal of Sociolinguistics 2021), The Pragmatics of Adaptability (edited with Jacob Mey, John Benjamins 2021), and Language as Hope (co-authored with Jerry Lee, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Registration: The workshop is free, but places are limited and will be allocated first-come-first-serve. Registration closes on 13/3/23, and we hope to confirm your place and send details of the location shortly after.

To register, send an email to Milene Mendes de Oliveira, who will be handling the registration list – Write ‘Workshop registration’ in the subject heading and make sure to share the following information: (1) Name (and pronouns*), (2) Email, (3) whether you want to come for the whole day or the afternoon (4) Position, (5) Institution, (6) Research interests, (7) Workshop’s relevance to your research.


  1. Publishing with Bloomsbury: a free online workshop
    Following their successful series of publishing workshops for ECRs last year, Bloomsbury have announced dates for three more sessions on Tuesday 7th Feb, 7th March and 2nd May.
    In these sessions Bloomsbury editors will talk through the full publishing process from submitting a book proposal through to post-publication, addressing common queries such as what makes a strong book proposal and how to revise a PhD thesis for publication. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions at the end, meaning that each session is unique and covers different ground based on real-life examples. Links to further resources and guidelines are also provided.
    The event page is here:

3.  London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium Employers Showcase Event

On Thursday 27th July the London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium will be hosting an Employers Showcase Event for our students interested in networking with a diverse range of employers regarding internships, graduate pathways and research collaboration.

We are delighted to invite doctoral students from our consortium partners research programmes to join on the day if they wish!

Although many of the companies and organisations in attendance will be from a biological, medical or health focus there will also be larger sectors represented and many interested in attracting students with transferable skills, particularly in the areas of data analysis and coding. There will also be the opportunity to book onto talks and bite sized workshops exploring broad employment sectors and generic employability skills.

To register click here

  1. 5th QMUL Economics and Finance Workshop for PhD & Post-doctoral Students.
    The School of Economics and Finance of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is hosting the 5th annual workshop for PhD & Postdoctoral students. The workshop is organised by QMUL PhD students and aims to bring together researchers from all areas of Economics and Finance to create a stimulating environment for participants to discuss pressing issues in their fields and receive valuable feedback on their work.

The two-day workshop will consist of a mix of parallel and plenary sessions covering the following broad research fields: Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Finance, Theoretical Microeconomics, and Applied Microeconomics. This year, the conference features keynote speeches by Douglas Gollin (Oxford University) and Noam Yuchtman (LSE).

PhD and Postdoctoral students interested in participating should send a full paper or extended abstract by March 31, 2023 (midnight, GMT), indicating clearly the field code covered by their research, to the following email address: All applicants will be notified of the decision by April 21, 2023.

5.  Are you interested in co-organising a conference?

In trauma-informed research we also acknowledge that anyone can be affected by trauma –
including academics, clinicians, and PhD students – and that this is not an inherent sign of
vulnerability or weakness but can often be a source of connection, empathy and kindness,
leading to better data and more ethical research. The Kindness in Research Day Conference has two objectives: supporting meaningful involvement and addressing researcher well-being. The first edition, taking place in July 2022, was a great success (see programme at and we are in early stages of planning 2nd Kindness in Research: Trauma-informed Perspectives Conference.

We are looking for volunteers with an interest in trauma-informed approaches to research (no particular experience required) to join us on the organising committee of the 2nd Kindness in Research day conference. The planning is in early stages and the plan is to develop a project plan and roles with a new committee.

If you might be interested, get in touch with Dulce –, or Filip –

Special thanks go to last year’s organisers – Siofra, Anna, Dulce and Iveta”


  1. Social Media Transcription Workshops

Are you a postgraduate researcher working with social media data, or do you know someone who is? If so, the following workshop series may be of interest. Please help spread the word!

Social Media Data Transcription Workshops

These workshops are designed to offer postgraduate researchers and students an informal space for collaboratively exploring problems and solutions to transcription challenges when working with social media data. The attached document gives an idea of the topics we hope to cover in each session, but these are indicative outlines and we encourage participants to share other relevant transcription issues from their own research.

This activity is funded by the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP), however any student with an interest in social media data is welcome to join, regardless of funding status.

Location: KCL Waterloo Campus (if hybrid is preferred, please indicate this on the signup form)
• 3rd March 1pm
• 28th March, 1pm
• 21st April, 1pm
• 3rd May, 1pm
• Final session TBC – (likely end of May, including guest speaker and trouble-shooting session)

Register your interest by filling out the signup form here.


  1. LISS DTP Achievements – The PhD Parent/Carer Group  

The PhD Parent/Carer Group is a support hub with tailored workshops for PhD candidates whose multiple roles exacerbate time constraints, increase stress and health risks and compound the isolation of being a PhD student, all of which affect the children or vulnerable people under our care. Our networking events and activities focus on members’ well-being and research career progress. Workshops planned include training in productivity-enhancing technologies, Vitae’s “Balanced Researcher” strategies, resilience building, negotiations and career progression, all tailored to the unique context of being both PhD candidates and parents/carers.

To get in touch, please email with “PhD Parent/Carer Group” in the subject heading.

  1. LISS DTP ED&I Open Forum 30th of March save the date!  

We are excited to announce that the postponed first Open Equality Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Forum will take place on Thursday 30th March at 11:30 AM. This forum will give LISS DTP students a space to discuss ED&I matters and choose representative student members for the committee going forward.

Please submit any questions you may have, or expressions of interest if you wish to be involved in the future committee via this form.

Join the meeting here:
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