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  • Academic Twitter's Gender Imbalance

    Female academics have about half the followers of men on Twitter and wield otherwise diminished influence there, according to a new study. The analysis pertains to medicine, but women across fields say the findings ring true.



  • Graduate Worker Organizing is Scholarly Praxis

    by Hannah Borenstein

    For many inside and outside of academia the notion that graduate students are indeed workers is not readily clear. In large part, I came to see this as mirrored through the reproduction of academia’s lack of emphasis on scholarly praxis.



  • Teaching in the Age of Me Too

    by Eric S. Yellin

    Eric S. Yellin was nervous about teaching a course based on a false rape accusation but found he was wrong to be so anxious -- and that the experience offered four lessons for instructors.



  • A New Definition of “Museum” Sparks International Debate

    The International Council of Museums will vote on a new definition of museums in September. The proposed change includes language about “social justice, global equality and planetary wellbeing.” Critics say the text is too political for most museums to employ.  



  • The Lingering of Loss

    by Jill Lepore

    My best friend left her laptop to me in her will. Twenty years later, I turned it on and began my inquest.



  • The Closure

    by Brendan O'Malley

    What happens when the college you work for closes? A first-hand account of the state of higher education. 



  • The war on journalism is a war on the humanities

    by Monika Eisenhauer

    "The intention of historical science is to write the history of people and societies as objectively as possible. For this purpose it needs free and unrestricted access to the sources."



  • The Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Postmodernism

    Moira Weigel, Justin E.H. Smith, Mark Greif, Ethan Kleinberg, Marjorie Perloff, Jessica Burstein, Seo-Young Chu, David Bromwich, Anna Kornbluh, and Steven Weinberg reflect on the past, present, and future of postmodernism.