I move down to Oxford in two weeks, to start my English DPhil. I’m excited and invigorated, but also apprehensive. Over the next three years, I’ll be trying to place articles in peer-reviewed journals, give talks, teach, help organise conferences or seminars, disseminate my research in more accessible formats and – of course – actually research and write my thesis! 354 more words
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Democracy is always in the making: a never-ending project that requires constant rethinking and development. There are many ways of understanding and practicing democracy, and this article is concerned with those that put citizens at the heart of democratic life. 80 more words
What's the difference between 'public intellectualism' and being unusually willing to talk about stuff in public?
In the last year I’ve had a selection of requests from the media to talk on an eclectic range of issues: contemporary sexual culture, the quantified self, dystopic social change, the limits of liberal tolerance and hipster hatred. 415 more words
It’s been a crazy couple of days here at SMDS HQ. My post, “The Chronicle of Higher Education Owes Readers an Apology” has gone pseudo-viral, reaching people from Switzerland and Bangladesh to Colombia and Singapore. 1,102 more words