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Hello! An about me:

I'm a junior undergrad student in the PNW studying political science, with my current interests being in int'l security, nuclear politics, and int'l environmental policy.

I teach with a local science outreach program that works with Title I schools in the area. I'm also a licensed nuclear reactor operator currently prepping to go up for my senior reactor operator licensing exam.

In my free time, I like to make desserts, play tabletop games, and make theatre.

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Important for us white academics to actively promote scholars of color.
Important for cis academics to use trans scholars.
Important for het academics to use queer scholars.

Important to use our classrooms as spaces of radical change - even if the students don't read the syllabus

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pronouns, english grammar, gender (tiny thread) Show more

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o shit look who checked out a novel for spring break for self care -this guy

there's a lot of stress in academia around reading for pleasure, but honestly, I have found that taking time to do that, whether it's poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, helps me think of my academic pursuits differently, and also is very grounding.

so read something for pleasure, even if it's short. you need it. don't feel guilty.

qual, procrastination Show more

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Don't know what plaudit.pub is? It allows academics to endorse research, and makes them available as open data. The aim is to reduce the reliance on journal brand names as an indicator of quality, and instead defer directly to the authority of one's peers.

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I wish to gather a loose-knit writing collective of academics, tech-folks, & other professionals interested in the intersection of education & technology [particularly the use of open-source or decentralized techs]. Maybe focusing on a group blog where issues can be raised in detail, initiatives documented, & resources shared. No professional affiliations needed; just abiding interest. If this sounds interesting, holler at me.

classes Show more

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Scholars, are there actually non-Google alternatives to Google Scholar?

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You are valuable and meaningful outside of your academic performance.

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Which are the things you learned/are learning during your PhD, that you value the most?

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Hey all!I am researching on the topic of federation and more focused on Mastodon. I would really appreciate if you could answer to this question:
— What made you move to Mastodon?
Thank you so much for all the help you can give me, love, Pedro

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Tired: Explaining that social forces heavily influence how philosophy is shaped and practised.

Wired: Loudly exclaiming "Is this even philosophy??" while flicking through Descartes

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microblogging as composition tool Show more

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Hey friends

Maybe today you can make a safe space for someone

It also counts if you make a safe space for yourself

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Been a long time, Scholar! Been busy with keeping things together my final semester of undergrad, but now I really need some advice from folks with more experience
As part of my department portfolios (and future plans) I need to write up my CV, which I've never done. I've consulted online resources and they seem contradictory.
Can anyone offer any guidance on how to write and structure a CV for someone who is just finishing undergrad?

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Anyone attending the Organization of American Historians conference? This will be my first time and uh, the 150 page conference program has got me kinda intimidated as an attender of smaller conferences in my field of practice

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the public sphere Show more

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Hey, y'all-- Facebook recently announced they're launching a "Patreon killer" service.

Regardless of your thoughts on Patreon, FB's alternative is TERRIBLE!

⚠️ 30% gross revenue fee
⚠️ Automatic LIFETIME IP rights to ANYTHING you put on the service
even if you quit!
⚠️ FB wants to give discounts and freebies whenever they like, w/o creator approval, and then deduct it from creator revenue
⚠️ FB will also control WHO sees your content and how many views you have

boingboing.net/2019/02/26/face

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queer high ed issues Show more

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