I'm Saqer (pronouns: he/they).
I work on issues in Translation Studies, Trans* and Intersex Studies, and Medieval Islamic Studies.
I've got affiliations with Decolonial Studies and the larger "Religious" Studies discipline.
Currently finishing up my dissertation at Binghamton University.
In 2016, I published a paper in the TSQ titled:
“You Have Made Her a Man among Men”: Translating the Khuntha's Anatomy in Fatimid Jurisprudence
I discussed in it a case described in a Fatimid-era legal manual where a person had their body examined in order to be recognized as male and have a marriage voided.
You know, with separate classes for contact info, affiliations, publications, teaching, service, etc. That sorta thing.
A questions for those who made an HTML version of their CV, did you use any CSS Library? I was looking around and I came across Tufte-CSS on Github which is pretty to look at: https://github.com/edwardtufte/tufte-css
But instead of re-inventing the wheel, I'm wondering if anyone made a CSS library usable for an academic CV.
Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.
The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what. http://justine-haupt.com/rotarycellphone/
Random delightful fact
In 1962, Joseph Licklider, the head of ARPA, wrote a memo addressed to "Members and Affiliates of the Intergalactic Computer Network." The memo's body was the first proposal for ARPAnet. I think we need to bring back the Intergalactic Computer Network as a group though! Who wouldn't want to belong?
Best practices for pronoun badges at academic conferences?
Hey I'm talking with a colleague who's organizing an academic conference and we're thinking through how to do this
What we came up with is:
* Provide he/she/they stickers and also blank ones/sharpies
* Explain that they are non-mandatory but encouraged
* Request that cis people do not use blank pronoun badges to make a joke
Am I missing something really obvious?
Survey for trans, enby, and intersex travelers
These are the folks who did a survey about TSA’s X-ray scanners, and now they’d like to conduct a broader survey:
I decided tag individual stuff to read under one of 5 tags. 4 of them are fields I'm somehow associated with academically. In my case that's religious studies, translation studies, decolonial thought, and gender & race studies. That's 4, the fifth tag is scholarship by friends. Of course some work can fit under multiple tags.
Each day of the workweek I read one piece from the specific tag of the day. That way the themes vary each day, and I can make myself acquainted with my friends' work.
I was looking at someone's cv to figure out their publications, noticed they're in a forthcoming anthology with me, except in it they list it as under contract. Which reminded me that I don't have it listed as "under contract". Woe is my slow cv updates. I've had this contract since August.
tryna get some work done, hasn't happened yet
I woke up this morning with a back ache and thinking I need to get my shit together under this task list:
1. Read and Reply to emails
2. Get a copy of that Karen Barad book you promised yourself to read in depth after your dissertation defense and figure out what it was in it that you needed to read.
3. Write yet another cover letter.
4. Do some translation.
It is the evening, and ugh, I haven't gotten started yet.
It's 18 January, the #poem today is C.S. MacCath's "Sol Prayer: by the Oracle duality Chang Shen / Song of the Star Cradle"
It's a beautifully written piece of #poetry, in shape (the middle line is the longest: 21 words) and in form. What would a prayer for fusion look like?
Help! Digital Object Identifiers: Usability reduced if given at the bottom of the page https://chem-bla-ics.blogspot.com/2020/01/help-digital-object-identifiers.html
I'm definitely the tab tsundoku type, especially with my to-read articles and my academic PDFs
Independent Academic. I do translation studies (primarily on into-and-from Arabic, and Islam-related genres, pivoting to other adjacent topics). he/they
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