Monthly Archives: January 2013

More Thoughts on Academic Paywalls

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

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Aaron Swartz and Open Access in Academia

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

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Speaking about Uzbekistan in Seattle

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

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