Resources for ASAA postgraduates and ECRs

Resources for ASAA postgraduates and ECRs

Resources for ASAA postgraduates and ECRs:


  • The Thesis Whisperer blog
  • Helen Sword‘s website
  • Joli Jensen, Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics. Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 2017
  • William Germano, Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, 2nd ed., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008
  • Michael Larsen, How to Write a Book Proposal, 4th ed., Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest Books, 2011
  • Jane Anne Staw, Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block, New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005

This informal conversation took place in September 2020 with recently published ECR’s and established academics. They discussed what to keep in mind when preparing to turn your thesis into a book, how to get started, get a contract, and get it finished. They also talked about the state of academic book publishing generally, and reflect on publishing during and after a pandemic. This conversation was the first in a two part workshop, and you can now listen to the recording of the first part via this link: Publishing a first book on Southeast Asia.

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