This session will enable prospective research students to submit their own questions to our panel of current LSE PhD students. The event will take place online via Zoom.
Meet the panellists:
- Arnuad Dyevre, Department of Economics
"I am a 4th-year PhD student in the department of economics at LSE and at the Alan Turing Institute. My research focuses on two themes: (1) how government-funded research can create disruptive innovations, and (2) how firms’ supply chains can be made more resilient to economic shocks. Before enrolling in the PhD at LSE I studied maths for my BSc, in France."
- Katherine Ajibade, Department of Anthropology
"My name is Katherine and I am a second year PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at LSE. My academic background is in religious studies (Kings College London) and Anthropology (LSE). Before embarking on my PhD, I took a break from academia and worked as a researcher for a leading Think Tank specialising in religion and society. I am currently conducting fieldwork in Sénégal, for my doctoral research on Catholicism in West Africa."
- Makena Micheni, Department of International Relations
Makena Micheni is a 4th year Kenyan/British PhD candidate in the International Relations department at the LSE. Makena’s research explores the role of identity in conflict, focusing predominantly on sub-Saharan Africa. She seeks to better understand the complex social and political relationships that undergird armed group mobilization, viability, and conflict consequences. Makena is also the founder and member of Mwangaza, LSE's Black PhD network that aims to encourage young black students to pursue a PhD.
- Orsola Torrisi, Department of Social Policy
"I am a final year doctoral student in Demography/Population Studies in the Department of Social Policy. Originally from Italy, I lived in the US, Lebanon and France and moved to London in 2012. I hold a BA in Political Economy from King's College London, a MSc in Health, Population and Society and a MSc in Social Research Methods from LSE. My research focuses on the demography of crises and violence."
- Raymond Pang, Department of Mathematics
"I am a 4th year PhD student in Financial Mathematics at LSE. I studied my undergraduate in Mathematics at King’s College London and my master’s in Applied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. My research areas are in systemic risk, financial networks, and financial policy. I am currently an academic visitor at the Bank of England."
Event attendance is free of charge and does not form part of the School’s selection process.
To attend the session, you will need to register in advance by clicking on ‘How can I attend?’. After registering you will receive a confirmation email which will include a Zoom Webinar link. You will be able to access the event on the day via this link.
You may also be interested in attending other Virtual Graduate Open Events.
All event times are UK local time.