Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Generation of Lost Opportunity

I have a new article up at Al Jazeera about why baby boomers should stop lecturing us about how to live in a world that no longer exists. I wrote this article in response to a letter Harvard President Drew … Continue reading

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Central Asia’s slow internal rot

I have a new article up at Foreign Policy about Central Asia. I argue that the greatest threat to the region is not volatility, as is commonly assumed, but stagnation: The slow, tortuous decline of Central Asia is something we … Continue reading

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Why do anthropologists ignore the internet?

I have a new essay up at Ethnography Matters called On Legitimacy, Place and the Anthropology of the Internet. This was adapted from a chapter of my dissertation which I had been encouraged to publish in an academic journal, but since … Continue reading

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Why is Twitter censoring terrorist groups?

For Al Jazeera English, I wrote about Twitter’s ad hoc deletion of accounts belonging to terrorist groups like Al-Shabaab and the Islamic Jihad Union. I touched on this briefly at Registan after the Islamic Jihad Union’s two accounts were shut … Continue reading

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Online anonymity and violence against women

In my latest article for Al Jazeera English, I discuss the Steubenville rape case, the efforts by Anonymous to defend women, and the paradoxical role of anonymity online: In the aftermath of Steubenville and a number of high-profile rape cases around … Continue reading

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