- I hate talking about the curb cut effect
- Research insights on misinformation for non-academics
- Writing is hard
Following Cosma Shalizi's notebooks (and partially because of quals and my general reading style), here are a few bibliographies on topics I'm interested in pursuing. Unlike Cosma, however, I watch an absurd amount of television and mostly read in a mercenary fashion, so the lists are a bit more limited in scope.
- Disability studies
- Science and technology studies
- Human-computer interaction and data visualization
- Media and mediation
- Introductory reading list about participatory AI systems (part 1 with Elizabeth Bondi-Kelly, part 2)
How to academia
- Unsolicited advice about bad conferences
- What can you ask for in a grant?
- How to write a trade book, according to Bruce Schneier
- Guides to academia
- Staying in the US as an international student
- How to write an op-ed, according to Bruce Schneier
- How I did my PhD
- Advice for potential MIT HASTS applicants
- Do you need to get copyright permissions for images in a thesis?
- Organizing PDFs for research
- How much have I been paid in academic (or ac-adjacent) jobs?
- Job market reflections
- Responsible tech job resources
- What can you negotiate for in an academic job offer?
- Questions I used to prepare for my academic job interview
Good Twitter threads I've written
(If you want to know what I think about academic Twitter, see here.)
- On fighting white supremacy (2021)
- On negotiation (2021)
- On COVID data visualizations (2021)
- On media literacy (2021)
- On cheap, good Chinese seitan alternatives (2020)
- On gig work + labor organizing (2020)
- On Harry Potter and portrayals of higher ed (2020)
- On the promises & perils of AI (2019)
- On the MIT-Epstein scandal, part II (2019)
- On the MIT-Epstein scandal, part I (2019)