Lecturer of Premodern Japanese Studies
Department of Asian Studies
University of Edinburgh
These are materials that I have put together to help others as they navigate the precarious ground of academia. While created by me, the ideas and suggestions expressed within these documents are not wholly unique, as many others may have come to the same insights, or they may express years of accumulated advice from a multitude of sources.
In the process of developing a personal style or technique for approaching these situations, readers are encouraged to seek out a variety of resources and recommendations. Paradigms should be fluid and adaptable to each situation and should incorporate personal instinct and experience. The final result should be something personal, professional, and a source of individual pride.