Dear academic community ,
I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in the discipline of Sociolinguistics. Even though I like my topic of research and I am doing quite well, I cannot get over the fact that the discipline that I am really passionate about is History. I wrote my Master's Thesis in History and ended with an excellent grade. However, I could not get a funded PhD position.
It is not that I don't like my current field, I do like it, but I took the possition mostly because it was fully funded and it seemed like a very good opportunity, also taking this position saved me from being deported from Germany as I am a non EU citizen and my visa was about to expire. When I am working on my project, I enjoy it, but cannot help but thinking that I would have been happier if I was researching something that I am truly passionate about. That's why I was wondering if it would make sense to pursue the PhD in History when I get this first doctoral degree. Would that make sense? Would I be even admitted to another program? I'd like to hear your thoughts.