SCCJR besties Lisa and Nughmana first met when doing their PhD’s at the University of Glasgow and soon found they had a lot in common; their research interests, having busy home lives with young kids, wanting to do academia differently and a shared love of chatting over cake and coffee.
Soon their conversation sparked deep connection and collaboration.
In this episode of Just Humans we look at how friendship can be viewed as a radical act within the academy and examine the ways in which it may enrich research and the people who make it.
Since recording Dr Lisa Bradley is now a Lecturer in Creative and Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Dr Nughmana Mirza is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Glasgow.
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Hosted by Dr Alistair Fraser, Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR).
Produced & Edited by Rachelle Cobain, Communications Officer at SCCJR.
Music: ‘Rewind’ by Donna Maciocia and Sean H available to download from the Distant Voices EP ‘Looking at Colours Again’.
BONUS EPISODE 'Is there life after state punishment?' with Fergus McNeill, Marguerite Schinkel, Reuben Jonathan Miller and Shadd Maruna.
We used to say look at the stars to feel how small you are, today we need just look at our phones. As we type into them the network pulses and our secrets are hoarded by the algorithm. We must ask, are we human or are we data?
Some of us have started to return to the office and in doing so we are relearning how to connect with our colleagues and professional networks.
Our colleague, or should that be 'sister' of SCCJR, Dr Cara Jardine, Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, joins our host Ali Fraser to help kick off Season 2 of the Just Humans podcast.