Hello all, #introduction
Yet another Tumblr refugee here. I'm currently a student earth sciences looking to get his bachelor's degree. will mostly be lurking in the corner until I've figured this website out.
I'm focusing on deep earth and geochemistry, but I'm also interested in climate change and a massive host of other topics.
Hello! I'm a 20 year old US college student currently studying abroad in Germany. I speak English and German, but want to learn many more languages. I'm majoring in Gender studies and German. I'm also a filmmaker. Other than that: queer, pagan, polyamorous, transmasc nb, leftist, (etc etc etc) I'm here as a refugee from the #tumblr #studyblr and #langblr communities, hoping to make new friends following the #tumblrmigration.
Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.
We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.
"An academic microblog that you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"
(Participation is, of course, optional)
Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.
Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.