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Politics must have a CW

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Hallew! I'm Jack, and I'm studying history and linguistics at St. Olaf College.

Hi there!
I am a postdoc in computer science, working on A.I.-knowledge graph integration, user modeling, semantic web technologies, linked open data, digital libraries and information access... focussing on applications which support humans in learning about new topic areas and skills.

And I have an interest in responsible data usage, privacy, computer ethics.

And now with the correct tag...

Howdy! I am Ramey Moore, and I am an anthropologist working on medical and environmental topics.

I like weird movies, art, music, but esp. spooky things and heavy metal.

I like knowing which ideas you use to think with.

Structures which emphasize the human, invite us to be good to one another and other living things, and systems that liberate us from violence are all things I like.

Whoa! I'm super glad I found this place. Currently I'm an online ESL teacher, working on teaching IRL "Memory Palaces."

Also, a girl that loves to travel, still loves her plushies, and just watched the Super Blood Moon eclipse.

I love all subjects, science, math, art, literature, film, whatever-have-you. Send messages.


hello! i'm currently working at rutgers as a classroom assistant with teenagers that have autism. i'm working on my masters in special education and would like to eventually be a psychologist. i'm interested in researching effective therapies for individuals with autism that have experienced trauma.

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Hello! I'll be starting my first semester as a Library & Information Science graduate student on Tuesday!

I'm interested in archives and preservation, though I'm open to discovering where else I can take my studies within LIS.

recently came back to academia to work on a climate research citizen science platform. plan for later: destroy the pdf and back in the day publishers

Hello! I'm a first-year PhD Student in information studies at McGill University in Canada, working on the transition of library systems to linked data.

I'm also an associate librarian at Laurentian University (currently on leave). In that role I'm responsible for (amongst other things) systems, scholarly communications, and digital preservation.

My other interests include ( is my go-to language), web dev, privacy, OERs, and procrastination via social media.


hi all. i research the similarities between human learners and machine learning algorithms (primarily neural nets & differentiable computers)

always interested in discussing anything science & culture


I am currently studying Japanese language and Linguistics.
Things I like include comics, videogames, anime & manga, listening to people rant about their fields, occationally dabbling in cooking, drawing, and programming.
Please feel free to reach out to me to chat or to tell me just about anything. I want to listen


I am a veterinarian with a Ms. Sc. in Agroecosystems. I'm interested in applied animal behavior and animal welfare. Currently looking for a PhD scholarship.

i'm an assistant prof in an english department outside of atlanta, georgia -- interested in how the web impacts writing, civic engagement, activism, design, and literacies. also in indie film, music, and contemporary fiction. looking forward to exploring this network :)

Reminder to all users:

It's an expectation of this instance that Content Warnings (CW's) be applied to:

* Politics
* Mentions of Facebook or Twitter or other big tech companies

The full list is here: scholar.social/about/more

Even stuff that is "on-topic" for scholar.social might merit a CW

For example, if your post is about your thesis, you might want to use the CW "Thesis progress" because there are many users on here who want to decide for themselves when to think about their own thesis

I'm working in Fractal Geometry and Dynamical Systems. I live in China and I love my job.

@bgcarlisle I just didn't know what to write. Let's try :)

I'm Matteo, an Italian physicist living in Boston.

I like plants, cooking, linux, and many other things that I can't think off the top of my head.

I've been here for less than a day and I'm already excited, this looks like a nice and interesting community.

Hi, I'm Kris - Oxford grad, currently working for a tech company. Interested in , music, philosophy, art and languages. Interested in using data for good.

Hi everybody, I am Orçun from Turkey. Currently studying and working around brain-computer interfaces and . I'm interested in music, philosophy, , and travelling.
Came here for a different kind of taste about social media and academics world.
Want to decipher the brain's data processing mechanisms and use it for humanity's good.


Hello everyone, I am Jakob from Germany. I just finished my Master in Chemistry in the field of inorganic chemistry. Now I am about to start my PhD in the same field.

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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.

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(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 @socrates@scholar.social 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.

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