Millenials Sí Hablan De Volcanes

La semana pasada me dió mucho gusto de asistir a un episodio de Millenials Sí Hablan de Política, una serie de podcast fundado por mis amigos y colegas Claudio Contreras Hidalgo y Eduardo Becerra. En este episodio platicamos juntos con Bárbara Ruiz y Christian Pizarro sobre el conocimiento de amenazas volcánicas y la divulgación de … Continue reading Millenials Sí Hablan De Volcanes

Fireside Tales

View of Volcán de Fuego from the terraces of Volcán Acatenango, Feb 2017

This blog post is a condensed version of a research article published on 7th October in VOLCANICA. You can find the full article here. It's fully open-access and free to download. Volcanoes present one of nature’s most spectacular sights and, while most of us would be hugely impressed by the breathtaking spectacle of the flames, … Continue reading Fireside Tales

Primer Conversatorio: Volcanología y sociedad

Hace unas semanas tenía el placer de asistir a un conversatorio dado por el recién formado Grupo de Vulcanología de la Sociedad Geológica de Chile. El conversatorio tuvo como objetivo el intercambio de las maneras en que se puede fomentar conocimiento de riesgos volcánicos en la sociedad. Dado que la Sociedad Geológica de Chile es … Continue reading Primer Conversatorio: Volcanología y sociedad

Volcabulary

What's in a name? More specifically, what's in the name of a volcanic hazard? Different names carry different meanings, conveying an emotion or communicating a threat. Volcanic vocabulary ranges from the descriptive ("the fire like a Christmas tree"), through the technical ("pyroclastic flow"), to the sensory ("roaring"). Language is fundamental to knowledge of volcanic hazards. … Continue reading Volcabulary

Featured post: the “ExPhDition”

Coming to the end of a PhD is a strange event. Unlike the closure granted by the final exam and graduation party of an undergraduate degree, finishing a PhD involves a number of milestones along an interminable path: compiling the first thesis draft, receiving all your supervisors' comments, finishing your conclusions, submitting the paperwork, uploading … Continue reading Featured post: the “ExPhDition”

At your service: the merits of Overleaf

"It's not what she said, it's the way she said it". Most of us have heard this phrase before. In conversation, the delivery of a message is as important as its content. A PhD thesis is no different! While students and supervisors spend years on building the thesis content, we may neglect to discuss the … Continue reading At your service: the merits of Overleaf

Twists and turning points

Do you like to write? I do. Dusty bookshelves and corners of the internet are littered with my old blog posts and half-finished journals. I was a teenage bookworm who would happily spend hours wriggling through the twists of fiction, poetry, and travel memoirs. When I started my PhD, I made the acquaintance of academic … Continue reading Twists and turning points

Nine turning points: a writing exercise

Below is the “turning points” exercise I completed at a workshop I attended in April 2020, "Finding Your Voice As An Academic Writer". The point of the exercise is to rewrite an aspect of one's chosen subject through a series of "turning points", just like twists in a work of fiction. I study Volcán de … Continue reading Nine turning points: a writing exercise