In today's episode, we interview Martyne Farris, who is an instructor of anthropology and PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research combines anthropology, public policy, education, and linguistics to explore the barriers refugee women experience after they arrive in Canada. Both she and her husband are international PhD students in Canada, and they have a 1-year and 4-year old.
We learn about Martyne's experience as an international student in Canada and why they decided to move from the US to Canada for their PhDs. We also discuss her experiences as an academic mother. We also learn more about how she divides her time between teaching and her research, as well as what the program looks like at her university.
Ultimately, we learn about what a day in the life looks like for Martyne, how she sets boundaries to work, what her best advice for PhD students is, and how COVID-19 impacted her daily tasks.