How to get “strangers” to answer my emails on clarifications or collaborations?

Yup, that is a tough one! I have both gotten and received those emails. I think there are three details that are often omitted from such emails, decreasing the changes of a response. These are: What do you want? I think the biggest reason not to answer to an email for me, is that there Read more about How to get “strangers” to answer my emails on clarifications or collaborations?[…]

Doctoral symposium questions

This week the FSE doctoral symposium was held, and Gail Murphy, who was the keynote, has students write down questions on their minds. In this post, and a few to follow, I will try to answer them or point to answers that are already online. In this post are all the questions (thanks students for Read more about Doctoral symposium questions[…]

Why I am canceling my trip to the US next week

So, I was supposed to go to the US next week for FSE, but I am not. I am cancelling because of Trump. Why? On a philosophical note. There is a famous musical in the Netherlands about a famous resistance hero (that actually existed) called Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange) It is a typical story Read more about Why I am canceling my trip to the US next week[…]

My feminism is one of broken promises

I wrote most of this post before the elections, but I figured today was a good day to finalize and officially come out as a feminist. Because today, the biggest lie we all want to believe has been debunked. “Girls, if you work hard enough, you can achieve anything.” Turns out, you cannot. One of the reasons Read more about My feminism is one of broken promises[…]