This workshop, aimed at PhD candidates and early career researchers, will discuss techniques for developing a voice in academic writing, treating voice as both a stylistic preference and an issue linked to methodology, ethics, and power in research. The workshop will explore systemic and structural issues affecting the development of an academic voice, as well as propose specific strategies for experimenting with different ways of writing. Finally, participants will brainstorm common responses to critiques of voice that commonly appear in peer review. The workshop will be led by Dr Roxani Krystalli.
Registration will close 2 hours before the event is due to begin.
Dr Roxani Krystalli is a Lecturer at the University of St Andrews School of International Relations. Her research and teaching explore various dimensions of feminist peace and conflict studies, as well as the politics of nature and place. She is particularly interested in questions of narrative and storytelling in international politics. Her writing has appeared in the International Feminist Journal of Politics, the European Journal of International Relations, the Oxford Handbook on Gender and Violence, the Companion to Peace and Conflict Fieldwork, and other academic journals, as well as in many media outlets and blogs. Her research on the politics and hierarchies of victimhood in Colombia was awarded the Peter Ackerman prize for best PhD dissertation in 2020, and her blog, Stories of Conflict and Love, won the Best Individual Blog award at the International Studies Association in 2019. Roxani has spent a decade working as a practitioner in the humanitarian field, focusing on the intersection of gender, justice, and violence, and she regularly advises international organizations on these issues. Born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, she now lives in Dunblane, Scotland.