The agent who is undisciplined, unrefined, stubborn, false, dishonest, idle, depressive, and procrastinating is said to be darkly constituted.

—The Bhagavad Gita, 18:28

Lead Organizers

Danielle Yardy

Yardy profileDanielle is a DPhil student in the English Department at Oxford. Her thesis investigates the motif of burning at the stake on the early modern stage. She completed her undergraduate degree at Durham University, before taking her Masters in English (1550-1700) in Oxford. She is the lesser procrastinator of the duo in charge, but spends a considerable amount of time @danielleyardy.

Elizabeth Chatterjee

Chatterjee headshot B&W

Elizabeth is a Fellow of All Souls College, and has been in Oxford for far too long. Today her doctoral research takes her to Delhi, where she examines the politics of electricity in India. Past procrastinatory pursuits alongside the DPhil include travel writing, interviewing Indians about toilets, and learning the banjo. You can follow Liz @natterjee.


The Rest of the Team

Arthur Downing

downingArthur is an economic historian. His DPhil looks at the saving patterns of working class households in nineteenth century Britain, and how individuals overcame their procrastinatory and myopic tendencies to put off saving. It hasn’t helped him be more self-controlled. He knows the words to nearly every Friends episode.

Elizabeth Dubois

Dubois B&WElizabeth is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute. She is interested in how technology may be leveraged to increase democratic accountability and political engagement. Elizabeth previously worked in politics including for a Canadian Member of Parliament and in the realm of international climate change policy. Follow her online at her blog & @lizdubois.

Amia Srinivasan

SrinivasanAmia is a Fellow in philosophy at All Souls College interested in epistemology, ethics, metaphilosophy and feminism. Heroically suppressing her procrastinatory tendencies, she recently finished her DPhil. She is now largely back to her old ways, planning dinner menus and reading about otters.

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