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How I Read “Between The World and Me”

Editors at The Atlantic invited me to review Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between The World and Me”. It’s a three week book club. Today marks the second week. The invitation came in … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

New Topics in Social Computing: Data and Education

I have the great pleasure of being in conversation with some cool folks over at Eyebeam this evening. ┬áSava Saheli Singh, Karen Gregory and I will be talking about data … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Doing Sociology With New Sociologists

I suppose it is always a difficult time to teach sociology. The past few months have certainly been such a time. There seems to be a new video of police … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Credit Scores, Life Chances, and Algorithms

There’s a great article in The Nation this week about social media and ad hoc credit scoring. Can Facebook assign you a score you don’t know about but that determines … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Everything But The Burden: Publics, Public Scholarship, And Institutions

Institutions are inherently conservative. They are built to last. One way that institutions last is by diffusing threats to the status quo across org charts, rules, forms, email chains and … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

It Is Hard To Write While I’m Crying

It is hard to write while I am crying so this will be short. Plus, everybody else has already written All The Things. I just want to park a short … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 15 Comments

Writing About Living: My Corinthian Comments

These are not the kinds of things that academics admit to. That is why I have spent two years tied up in knots about merging my lived experiences with my … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 3 Comments
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