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Becoming An Advisor

If you have been keeping track, I’m now an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. I’m also a faculty associate at the Berkman Institute for Internet & Society. … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

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 · 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

Fresh Off The [Digital] Presses

My latest paperĀ is out with ADA: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. This paper began with a discussion on Twitter, transitioned to a blog post here, morphed into … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 7 Comments

Acknowledgements

It seemed only right that I share my dissertation acknowledgements seeing as how many of you, out there and in here, helped me on this journey. Thank you. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS There … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 4 Comments

Creating #Havoc at #VCUSOCY

It may surprise you to learn that I live a great deal of my life off-line. I know, I know, hear me out on this fantastical possibility. Recently, I’ve been … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 22 Comments

A Year of Sociology, Higher Ed and Blood-letting

My dear friend and collaborator Audrey Watters writes a massive end of year review on education and technology at her place, Hack Education. I do not share Audrey’s stamina but … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Feminist Wire Forum on Black (Academic) Women’s Health

Black academic women and health can seem like a narrow topic living at the axis of too many intersections to be of interest to many people. And, that may be … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reading Privilege

My tweep and friend, Melonie Fullick, has written a great piece about the privilege bubble in academe. It’s in response to an article that many of us in my twitterverse … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

WebCite and Transforming Academic Internet Wormholing Into Actual “Work”

There’s a current debate among cool academic people (yes, I say that ironically) about the future of public scholarship in the age of social media, collaborative online environments, and more … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment