AboutI am a recent anthropology PhD and writer who studies digital media and politics in the former USSR. I write a regular column for Al Jazeera and contribute to Foreign Policy and other publications.
- RT @shereenTshafi: @sarahkendzior also liked this which I saw recently re: "I'm sorry, but that's just the way it is" http://t.co/vcw6fbxpqY 12 hours ago
Monthly Archives: October 2012
For Al Jazeera, I wrote about the “meme election” and how the focus on internet memes masks broader political issues: Memes are defined as units of culture which spread virally through commentary, imitations and parody. As Hess noted, they are “crowd-sourced” - but … Continue reading
It has been a busy October – this month I spoke at the Registan conference in DC, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and the Central Eurasian Studies Society conference in Indiana, and next week I’m off to Azerbaijan for … Continue reading