Category: phd life

Rehearsing his job talk, the grad student freq…

Rehearsing his job talk, the grad student frequently pauses to question whether he will ever get a chance to give it for real.

Overcooking the Thanksgiving turkey, the grad …

Overcooking the Thanksgiving turkey, the grad student ruins everything that he touches.

Going on a date with a non-academic, the grad …

Going on a date with a non-academic, the grad student deploys his best impersonation of a normal human being.

This Halloween, LGS is dressed as the one mo…

This Halloween, LGS is dressed as the one monster that could truly make him shriek in existential terror: his advisor.

Hoping to get a phone call for a job interview…

Hoping to get a phone call for a job interview, the grad student sinks deeper and deeper into despondency with every passing hour.

Shaking hands with someone he is certain torpe…

Shaking hands with someone he is certain torpedoed one of
his manuscripts, the grad student imagines the sounds of bones being crushed.

Swiping the toilet paper in his department&rsq…

Swiping the toilet paper in his department’s restroom, the grad student scores a cheap and scratchy victory.

Enjoying his work, the grad student solemnly p…

Enjoying his work, the grad student solemnly ponders whether he has fallen victim to Stockholm syndrome.

Serving as a discussant, the grad student lobs…

Serving as a discussant, the grad student lobs passive-aggressive shots at the panelist who only circulated his paper the night before.

Facing an imminent deadline to send in his con…

Facing an imminent deadline to send in his conference paper, the grad student slowly but surely lowers his standards.