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Life after the PhD: A Mature Student's Perspective | LSE Careers blog
Dr Keren Darmon spoke at our recent mature students' lunch about her experience of working in the communications industry before studying for her PhD as a mature student. Keren is an associate member of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she recently completed her PhD. Her thesis is a feminist media studies project, entitled "Representing SlutWalk London in Mass and Social Media: Negotiating feminist and postfeminist sensibilities". Keren shared her views on the labour market as she experienced it after passing her viva with no corrections in June 2017. As a London based parent, Keren decided to apply for jobs that would not involve moving home; and was open to both working in and outside academia. We discussed the apparent binary divide between these two occupational worlds and decided there are ways to move between sectors and also ways to combine the two worlds. Currently, Keren is employed as a LSE 100 Guest Teacher and this means teaching interdisciplinary