What are the seven deadly sins of academic writing? How to squeeze articles out of a monograph? Who to credit as a co-author? Should you aim for high-impact journals with a greater chance of rejection or settle for lower risk and reward? The Academic Writing and Publishing Workshop of the 9th Annual Doctoral Conference will provide answers. The four hosts will give short presentations and answers questions about academic publishing during the three stages: before, during, and after publishing.  

For the registered participants: The workshop will also include an opportunity to share your experiences with ‘Reviewer 2’ and how you felt about the comments. Your anonymous information will be stored on the Flinga page to be shared and discussed in the workshop. We will share the Flinga link with the registered participants.  

Workshop Panel

Sérgio Sauer is a PhD in Sociology, professor at the University of Brasília (UnB), and visiting researcher at the University of Helsinki (2022); he supervises PhD candidates and Master students in the Centre for Sustainable Development (CDS/UnB), and in the Graduate Programme in Environment and Rural Development (Mader/UnB); he is leader of the Observatory of Socio-environmental Conflicts in Matopiba (Brazilian Cerrado region), and one editor of the Journal of Peasant Studies (JPS).   


Anja Nygren is a Professor of Global Development Studies and Director of the “Political, Societal and Regional Change” (PSRC) Doctoral Programme at the University of Helsinki, Finland.  Her current research interests include resource extractivism, hydrocarbons, political ecology, water governance, environmental justice, hazards and vulnerabilities, disasters and displacements, urban inequality and gentrification, and coffee and cacao. She has carried long-term empirical research in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Mexico. She has published articles in many scientific journals, such as Development and Change, World Development, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Critique of Anthropology, Journal of Latin America Studies, Geoforum, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Journal of Agrarian Change, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Hydrology, Society & Natural Resources, Extractive Industries and Society, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Environmental Sociology, Agriculture and Human Values, and Urban Planning.  

Petri Ylikoski is a Professor of Sociology (Science and Technology Studies) at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki and the Director for the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences. Petri started his career as a philosopher, defending his dissertation in 2001. His current research focuses on the foundations of mechanism-based social science, institutional epistemology, and the social consequences of artificial intelligence. Petri leads the SRC-funded interdisciplinary research project Data Literacy and Responsible Decision-Making, aiming at understandable and trustworthy practices utilizing Finnish health, social, and welfare data.

Özlem Çelik, the Academic Leader of the conference, is a University Lecturer at Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki. After her PhD degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, Özlem previously worked as a postdoc fellow at Helsinki, Lund and Middle East Technical universities and as a lecturer at Yasar University. Her research has an interdisciplinary nature, at the cross-section of urban studies and planning, economic and political geography. Her scholarly interests include the role of the state in housing and urban governing; housing financialisation; urban social movements and commoning practices; green financialisation; and sustainable urban development. To date, her research has been funded by the Swedish Institute, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, University of Sheffield, Malmö University, and FORMAS, and has been published in journals such as Antipode, Housing Studies and Journal of Urban Affairs. She is currently co-leading a recently funded Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS) research project on green urban development in Sweden. She is the co-founder and coordinator of the Urban and Regional Political Economy Working Group, IIPPE since 2010 and Nordic Urban Political Economy Network (NUPE).

Register here for the workshop and the conference