My experience doing fieldwork for the first time

Imaan Khan, BA Social Anthropology and Politics Conducting real-life fieldwork, as opposed to between the shelves of the SOAS library required motivation, and both attentive listening and observational skills. At one point or another, most people will go through the nervousness of trying something for the first time. While there are many ways to prepare […]

Human of SOAS: Notes Edition

In conversation with Yijia  This series seeks to highlight the talent and stories of women musicians of colour at SOAS. Sasha Patel, BA History and South Asian Studies (Hindi Pathway) Tell us about yourself, what do you play?  I’m Yijia, a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. I prefer to use my voice and own creativity as my […]

‘I work therefore I am’: how hustle culture is eating up our lives

Welcome to your future: the race to success. The stakes are high. Fuelled by the double espressos that run through your veins, you’re ready to chase after your dreams and make something of yourself. We’ve all been warned that if we want to chase our dreams, we should expect to fall at some point – but when our culture glorifies the fall as ‘hustle’, sometimes it’s difficult to get back up.

Humans of SOAS: Notes Edition

In conversation with Thandeka Mfinyongo This series seeks to highlight the talent and stories of women musicians of colour at SOAS. By Sasha Patel,  BA History and South Asian Studies Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Thandeka and I’m from South Africa. I play two indigenous instruments, the uhadi and mhrubhe musical bows, which […]