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Writing results outside a paper

I’m working away at analyzing the results from my last experiment. It’s coming along, although a bit slower than I’d like. But that’s because I haven’t been dedicating as much time to it as I should, I’ve been busy with other stuff. 436 more words


Ezra Pound and the First Balkan War (1912–13)

I’ve just learned that my proposal has been accepted for the ‘Cosmopolitanism, Aestheticism, and Decadence, 1860–1920‘ conference at Oxford in June. I’m very excited about this; the event looks great. 674 more words

Ezra Pound

My thoughts on (yet another) rejection

This morning I found out that I didn’t make it to the interview round of the homecountry fellowship I applied for. This was the second time I applied for this fellowship and the tenth time I applied for anything. 430 more words

Life In The Lab

When I was a VAP

In line with my previous experiences in academia, shortly after I was told that I might have a few more years of future in my postdoc position, I got canned because the money on a major project got cut off.  925 more words


Gilens and Page: Average citizens have no political influence

Keith McDonnell and Terry Bouricius wrote to point out the following.

Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page have a new paper titled “Testing theories of American politics: elites, interest Groups, and average citizens”. 280 more words


is it possible?

“stay in school,” they said. it was a mantra.when well-meaning parents, teachers, and celebrities uttered those words throughout the better part of my life, i never thought they would would apply to me: i never did drugs, hadn’t gotten pregnant. 246 more words