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We are kicking off the new season with the fabulous Devon Price!

Click here to listen to the episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-phd-life-raft-podcast/id1537420258

Devon is a social psychologist, writer, activist, and professor at Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Devon has published widely including their book Laziness Does Not Exist which came out in 2020.

In this episode we reflect on Devon’s own experiences of graduate school and how the reality of that experience did not match expectations.

We then dive into what Devon calls “the laziness lie” – and how that relates to a culture of workaholism.

Devon unpacks the social construction of what is considered ‘productive’ and we consider how that relates to the experiences of PhD researchers and the problems it can cause.

We then explore some strategies for pushing back and how to orientate yourself in a way that minimises burnout.

You can find Devon’s book here: https://amzn.to/3umiq1X

You can connect with Devon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drdevonprice

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