SOAS’ £20,000 PhD Compensation Student Calls for Student Action

A SOAS Research Associate, to whom SOAS gave £20,000 for failing to provide them with PhD supervision, has called on students to take action against the School’s management. The revelations were first published by Times Higher Education on 4 October, revealing that Dr Vishal Vora, who completed his PhD at SOAS’ School of Law and […]

All Things Weird and Wonderful – Dispatches from Dissertation Land

Jon Galton, MA Social Anthropology Recently I met a girl who was in the middle of a PhD on the melodic ornamentation of seventeenth century English barrel organs. During the very same week I talked to another studying interracial relationships as depicted in contemporary Bollywood films. “Ah, academia…” I thought, resolving never to do a PhD. […]