Brandon F

Academic Area:
Sociology MA/PhD; College of Arts and Sciences

Hometown:
Menlo Park, CA

Undergraduate Institution:
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Research Interests:
Deviance & Social Control, Law & Society, Social Psych, Incarceration, Stratification, Prisoner Reentry

The Best Thing About Being a Graduate Student at IUB:
Social support and wide variety of facilities to support graduate learning.

Insider tip about living in Bloomington:
Get a bicycle, everything is close!

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Recent Posts

Struggling to Find a Routine? (It’s okay!)

As I wrap up the 3rd year in my PhD program, I still struggle to find my sweet spot of productivity. BUT THAT’S OKAY!

Graduate school is essentially a marathon; you have a great (intellectual) distance to travel, and the primary goal is to finish. In order to do that, a balance must be struck between academic/professional work and self-care. Very often we forget about how important it is to take care of our mental and physical well-being. When we focus on sprinting too fast for a short distance, we run the risk of burning out (physically, mentally, and emotionally). So how can you negotiate your own balance of well-being and performance?

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