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New Interview

To my surprise, this interview with me on the blog From PhD to Life has gone a little viral, and was featured in The Billfold, Savage Minds, and other places. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here. … Continue reading

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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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The Meme Election

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

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Interview on digital activism

The Washington University student newspaper did an interview with me about digital activism in light of the Kony 2012 affair. Here are a few excerpts from the article, “Exploring the effects of ‘Slacktivism’”: While Kony 2012 has been deemed one … Continue reading

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