I have my MA in #English and #CulturalStudies. I was pursuing a #PhD at Goldmith’s College of London, but my visa ran out and I never completed it. That was a decade ago. I’ve published two books but consider them nonsensical scribblings.
I usually hang out on the appdot.net instance, but had to join this one for the discussions. Nice to meet you all!
@caycepollard Hi welcome :)
@bgcarlisle Thank you :) I’m glad this instance exists. I’ve been missing good discussions
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 @email@example.com 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.