After becoming a mother I just seem not to have time to read anything more substantial than ingredients lists and blog posts. I miss my college days, I can’t access the online journals anymore, and rarely get to read anything that gives me the same surge of intellectual excitement.
– Mama, no longer in the Ivory Tower
Amma feels your pain. Fortunately, the precious balm is at hand. PhD students around the world have given a wonderful gift to busy people who thirst for quick fixes of academic thought bubbles, with the encouragement of Jorge Cham, cartoonist behind PhD Comics. Here is a treasure trove of newly minted and in-progress dissertation research explained in two minutes! Browse the list and hear about a variety of topics being pursued in Universities from Sorbonne to Slovenia, Tehran to Toledo. It is amazing! Almost better than being there at the defense itself (Ah … nostalgia!)