Academic names

Names are important, even more so when you are an aspiring researcher. Marta writes about her experience in academia and identifies three possible ways of dealing with ‘name trouble’.

–So, what’s your name?

–It’s Marta.

–Oh, Magda! I have a friend…

–No, that would be another popular Polish name. But mine is Marta.

–Manga? Well that sounds Japanese!

–No, actually it’s Marta. M-A-R-T-A

–Oh! Ma-ta!

–You know what? Just call me Martha.

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