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.
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Monthly Archives: January 2013
This week the website Academia.edu wrote an article about my research on Uzbekistan and my thoughts on academic publishing. I have been using Academia.edu to post pdfs of my articles for years, so I was happy to talk to them. … Continue reading
Last October I wrote an article about Aaron Swartz, the internet activist committed to ending the academic paywall system and making research accessible to everyone. In light of Swartz’s tragic suicide, my article has gone viral. An excerpt: For attempting … Continue reading
Next weekend I’ll be talking about Uzbekistan at a conference organized by Awareness Projects International, an organization committed to raising awareness of social and political issues among Uzbek youth. I’m excited to be speaking with a diverse group of panelists … Continue reading