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RIA #21: Dr. Noah Shusterman on Maintaining a Researcher Identity


Dr. Noah Shusterman

Dr. Noah Shusterman

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Noah Shusterman, a historian currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Noah is a specialist in early-modern Europe and the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. He is the author of Religion and the Politics of Time: Holidays in France from Louis the 14th through Napoleon, and The French Revolution: Faith, Desire, and Politics. Noah is now working on a history of militias and citizen-soldiers in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. From 2005-2013, Noah worked as a non-tenure-track lecturer/assistant professor (teaching track) at Temple University, teaching “gened” and history courses. His Ph.D. is from UC Berkeley.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Maintaining a Researcher Identity [00:00-8:34]

In this first segment, Noah shares how he maintained his research identity while in a teaching-intensive faculty position and how he eventually transitioned into a research position.

The following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Making Research Happen with a Heavy Teaching Load [8:35-19:03]

In segment two, Noah shares his tips and suggestions for scheduling time for research and prepping for teaching efficiently.

Segment 3: Being an International Researcher [19:04-31:41]

In segment three, Noah shares about his experience living, working, and researching in Hong Kong.

Bonus Clip # 1: Using Vacation Breaks for Research [00:00-3:28]

Bonus Clip # 2: Tips for Efficient Grading [00:00-4:40]

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

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