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PhD! September 20, 2010

Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Aalborg University, Academic, PhD.

I am happy to announce that I now have a PhD 😀 Friday was the day of my PhD defence and it was a really good experience. Especially, I want to thank the assessment committee, Mikael Vetner, Elza Dunkels and Leena Kuure, for creating a nice atmosphere  with relevant questions and a good academic discussion.

Thanks to everyone who helped celebrate me (colleagues, students, friends and family) – I had an amazing day.

The entire defence was videotaped and will be available at Aalborg University’s web page at some point. I will add a link when it’s online!

For the time being, I will focus on my next big project – the birth of my future daughter (I am 38 weeks pregnant). This also means that I am now officially on maternity leave and will probably not be bogging that much.

Thanks to all the readers of My PhD Blog who have followed my academic efforts the past 3,5 years.


1. Anders - September 21, 2010

endnu engang til lykke!

2. Betty - September 22, 2010


I am a new PhD (Education) student, seeking some inspirations, and I happened to come across your blog. Knowing your success has definitely add to my first inspiration. Thanks for sharing, and may you have a smooth child delivery soon.

All the best! 🙂

3. Jim Richardson - September 22, 2010

Congratulations Malene!
Wow, fantastic, I love the expression on a students face when I tell them that they have successfully defended their thesis at the Viva 🙂

Hope to read more about of your adventures when you are back from maternity leave.
All the very best.

4. Fili - September 27, 2010

That’s great news. Congrats. ^_^

Good luck with your upcoming adventure.

5. Janne Bavnhøj - November 2, 2010

Hej Marianne

Tillykke med graden. Jeg er meget nysgerrig efter din ph.d afhandling. Er det muligt at få lov til at læse den?

Jeg sidder på Københavns Universitet og laver web og prøver at få indblik i hvordan vores kommende studerende tænker og bruger sociale medier og det lyder som at dit projekt kan bibringe rigtig gode erkendelser.


6. Janne - November 2, 2010

jeg mente selvfølgelig Malene … sorry!!

7. Roswita - November 16, 2010

Congrats on both the Ph.D. and the baby. I just found your blog because I was looking for a proper citation for your Ph.D. dissertation and it came up first on google.

8. Nicolai Svendsen - December 13, 2010

I remember the lecture you did about social networking several years ago at my gymnasium, and it really did make an impression on me. My best congratulations to you obtaining your PH.D. and looking forward to reading more of your extensive research and articles. 🙂 You’re doing a great job.

9. Erika Antoine - April 14, 2011

Hello Malene,
I’m half French half Danish, and it’s my 83 years old grand ant who talked to me about your thesis. She rocks!!!
I will read it with pleasure, I myself wrote a small thesis about manga fans and its community on the internet (espacially on Dailymotion).
Can wait to read what you wrote

10. Nwo - May 9, 2011


11. salawati ahmad - September 10, 2011

Hi, i came across your blog and it’s really inspiring! i just registered as a phd student and i’ve linked your blog to mine. i hope you don’t mind about it. CONGRATULATIONS!

12. Catherine Alyce Cantrell - September 11, 2011

congratulations! And good luck with the new little one. One big project after another. If a baby isn’t motivating, I don’t know what is.

13. Henriette - March 29, 2012

Congratulations. Is there any chance to view your assignment ?

14. Vincent Scholar - June 7, 2014

Congratulation, it is a great job. If you one to find a postdoc position or academic jobs. You can visit the website. http://academic-positions.com

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