The Valentine's Day Tradition; new blog Show more

methodological hot take Show more

words to live by Show more

Grad Student Unions Show more

stages of literature review:

1. I am a brilliant genius whose originality is beyond compare
2. [searches google scholar]
3. oh no
4. oh god no
5. like fifty people have done this exact thing
6. [actually reads some of the papers]
7. wait these are all related but not exactly the same thing
8. also some of them are not very good
9. oh this one is actually really helpful!
10. I am a brilliant, gracious genius whose originality is beyond compare

a traditional American education Show more

An alternate universe, where you actually read those things in those tabs

remembering a thesis Show more

unstated assumption of the previous tweet Show more

what do now that I'm no longer in academia

what do indeed

a quote from the book in my hand Show more

tfw you open a new book and the first chapter goes "I got an incomprehensible review on an article once, and since I don't know who the reviewer was, I'mma tell you, the reader, why they were wrong"

Scientists agree that burritos are sandwiches. But if burritos are sandwiches, then what are baked potatoes? If you fund my grant, I'll attempt to answer this question

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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, 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 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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