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Wittgenstein & talking nonsense Show more

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Why Mr. Rogers is important today Show more

I am so tired I am drowning myself in caffeine so I can do things. All I want is to go to the gym to trick my body into being energetic and then sleep forever.

teaching prep for next semester Show more

research, academia status things Show more

my favorite part of the day is the frantic

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO DO TODAY SO I CAN SLEEP TOMORROW

time

my haircut is scheduled to be in two weeks, but god it's awful

textbook reqs Show more

I keep thinking <<wow why am I so exhausted>>
I spent 3 hours looking for one answer in a text and ended up having to cobble together a theory based on some of Gramsci's arguments and external literature. I want to miss seminar and home n sleep.

Mastodon admin help request; Boosts++ Show more

religion Show more

The Prison Experiment movie scared me and I didn't finish it

@Cyborgneticz I really do not like Critical Role and similar popular shows because they skew perception of what D&D tends to be. Like, shit, they’re trained voice actors with so much financial support—your weekly home game just is not going to be like that...

religion Show more

My weird roommate is still watching Critical Role and I hate this

alc Show more

teaching advice Show more

sappy Show more

my partner still doesn't like being my weird roommate but maybe if he stopped telling me about conspiracy theories he wouldn't be the weird roommate

my partner/weird roommate <<so do you cook when I don't>>
me <<uhm I make gumbo and jambalaya on special occasions>>

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Scholar Social

Federated microblogging for academics

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 in academia, 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"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(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 @socrates@scholar.social 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.

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