Hello folks :)
I’m a PhD student in law and I love the internet a lot. I’m interested in everything that helps me understand the world better, although I’ve studied humanities myself (mostly law and political science).
I have another account but this seemed like the place to go to read thoughtful people having thoughtful thoughts and also to panic about academia so hi o/
@arden Hi welcome :)
@bgcarlisle thanks :) I’m fairly sure i follow you on my other account as well, congrats on excellent tooting :)
@arden Hi, we've had some pretty interesting legal discourse already over here! Good to see you!
@arden hey, nice to meet you!
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"
(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.