trans issues, academia
want to keep a trans researcher happy? call us by name. call us by our full names, not a gender-neutral abbreviation, not a family name. and let us change our logins, emails and such.
it took a long time for me to convince #ruhrunibochum . At first they flat-out refused, saying a legal name change is required (despite me explaining the impossiblity of that as a Brazilian immigrant). in the end the #dgti Ergänzungsausweis came to the rescue.
things I love about German
warum, wieso, weshalb, weswegen, maybe also wozu, wofür
in the modern world, museum exhibits often frame art in harsh, clinical, all-white surroundings whose ‘neutrality’ is too seldomly discussed (see Batchelor, « Chromophobia » for more; compare the Japanese tea ceremony for a radically different approach to appreciating art objects).
at the Ruhr-Universität, our dystopic nightmare of a beautiful Brutalist library provides quite another atmosphere to the colourful paintings in this corridor.
academic branding sillypost, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
This is my daily-use perfume: Knowledge by RUB. It’s the official fragrance of my university. Does ~your~ university have an official smell? Huh? Does it?? Didn't think so, nerd. And it's in IPA and crap so you know it's scientific. It uses compounds show 😆 by science 😂 to stimulate 😂 thinking 🤣🤣
(seriously I wanted this cause I found the whole thing throughly amusing, then gf got me one & I actually like it)
structured procrastination, thesis
it is intimidating but thrilling.
A book about making trees and the authors are together called Baumsmith (Baum=tree).
(via @skalyan )
I knew with total certainty what this footnote was going to cite, and it was. Kudos Forkel et al. 2018.
(link from second screenshot for convenience: http://xkcd.com/927 )
Brazilian trans woman researching Japanese linguistics in Germany. Anarchist pro-intersectional vegan.
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