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Tomorrow is the https://scholar.social Mastoversary! We have been online for an entire year!
I just paid the VPS ($107.98) for the next year, and I'm in a good place financially to do so
If you were inclined to give money to support Scholar Social, donate it to another Masto instance or another worthy cause of your choosing!
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I've been into #hockey for like a month now and I'm pretty sure it's the greatest sport on Earth
Hi scholar.social, I'm starting my PhD in American Culture at UM Ann Arbor this fall. I'm a Baby Academic!
- social media ethnography
- cultural studies
- internet historiography and narrative
- Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies
- surveillance capitalism
- prison abolition
I liked this one https://twitter.com/TubaZef/status/981225137151397888
I am a copywriter, although I could do a lot of different kinds of writing. I bet I could do technical writing, if it came up. I know about marketing but honestly I don't like doing it very much.
I'm also an editor! And a regular writer! And a lot of other things!
If you know someone who needs me, or what I can do, please suggest me. I'm good at what I do and unemployed!
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Thanks for making journal club monthly instead of weekly or biweekly because God knows a month is barely enough for me to find time to read anything
#introductions I'm a PhD candidate in History at Federal University of Paraná (Brazil). My research topic is the emergence and legitimacy of science fiction studies in the US (1970-1980). I have a MA in Anthropology and a BA in Philosophy.
#introductions Hi, I'm an astronomer and data scientist at the University of Washington. I work on statistical methods for astronomy, including black holes, asteroids and the sun. I also play harp and take pictures of things (mostly waterfalls and squirrels).
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I’m a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology at UBC. I work on the relationships between attention and subjective experience during electronic gambling activities. I will post mostly about cognitive science, addiction, policy and psychophysiology.
I deactivated Facebook about 6 months ago as questions about their data use and privacy mounted. So far, very happy to be tooting (heheh). Mastodon is like a small government social network!
#introductions I am a bachelor's in marine engineering. Planning to switch to applied physics
Undergrad studying Religion and Performance. Love, love, love.
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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.