AboutWriter, researcher, critic. Columnist for Al Jazeera English and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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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