Very useful tips indeed. In my case, somehow i have mismanaged my PhD, partly because of problems with previous supervisor, and partly because of my indecisiveness to choose a topic(peppered with a bit of procrastination). The problem is I’m left with very little time to finish my Phd now or else to let it go and take a fresh admission latter on (which sounds scary to me after investing so much time). I have been interested in an area or two in which I plan to work in the future (I am a philosophy teacher), but those areas are require too much effort now given the short time i have. My new supervisor suggests to choose an area and topic in his area of interest which could be easy to tackle in the present time constraints. I am exasperated: If i do my PhD in one area and later on decide to work in some other areas only, does that make any sense to you?I mean the whole idea of doing PhD in an area you’re not interested in seems horrifying, especially when one has no intention to work in that area latter on 🙁 An advise would be really appreciated. Sorry for a very long comment.
BERTRAM M. GORDON
Bertram M. Gordon is Professor of European History and Chair of the Social Sciences Division at Mills College. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Tourism History and the Bureau of the International Commission for the History of Travel and Tourism , and serves as co-editor of the H-Travel internet discussion network. He holds a doctorate from Rutgers University and regularly teaches a course entitled "Men, Women, and Travel: Tourism in Europe Since the Renaissance." A specialist on World War II France, he has written on war-related tourism in that country and, more recently, the emergence of "mass tourism" and Mediterranean tourism.