More than a decade as a senior cultural scientist

Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2024     |     PP. 501-516      |     PDF (1188 K)    |     Pub. Date: December 15, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/sociology841240    36 Downloads     1777 Views  


Anders Gustavsson, University of Oslo, Norway

As a senior scientist I have had many fulfilled research years during the time 2011-2023. In this paper I want to highlight the way I was able to turn a problematically perceived situation, after being a retired scientist, by finding a new way of doing research that is still ongoing today. I am writing about this to encourage other scientists not to give up when facing a situation of being turned down when applying for funding or an academic position or being a pensioner. I also want to strike a blow so that managements at institutions within universities and colleges as well as ministries and politicians should see senior scientists as a research and mentoring resource in the future that must be taken care of, utilized and given reasonable research opportunities.

Academic life, auto ethnography, interdisciplinary research, scientific academies, senior scientist

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Anders Gustavsson, More than a decade as a senior cultural scientist , SCIREA Journal of Sociology. Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2024 | PP. 501-516. 10.54647/sociology841240


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