2 Postdoc Opportunities at the University of Bologna: Due Jan 17, 2020

Call for application for two postdoc vacancies in the context of the Processing Citizenship Project, funded by the European Research Council (http://processingcitizenship.eu, https://bit.ly/2PFbBp7). The positions are opened at the University of Bologna, with Annalisa Pelizza as Principal Investigator. Highlights: One position in “Social studies of data infrastructures for population management” Open to candidates wishing to focus their research on … Continue reading 2 Postdoc Opportunities at the University of Bologna: Due Jan 17, 2020

Open Call: Editorial Assistant, Backchannels 4S committee, Global South section

The Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) is looking for an STS grad student, postdoc or junior scholar from the Global South (particularly from Africa) who can contribute as an assistant in the Backchannels 4S Committee. The person will be expected to share and disseminate (re-blogging) STS news from/about the southern hemisphere in … Continue reading Open Call: Editorial Assistant, Backchannels 4S committee, Global South section

CFP ElPub 2020

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE 24th ElPUB Conference The 24th International Conference on Electronic Publishing ElPub will take place on 18-21 April 2020 in Doha, Qatar. The conference will address the general theme Charting the Future(s) of Digital Publishing. It will be hosted by UCL Qatar, a centre of excellence in cultural heritage studies in Qatar located in the Education City in Doha. The local … Continue reading CFP ElPub 2020

Post-doc opportunity (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin)

--Reposting from a friend-- To support research projects on Organizations, Institutions and Social Change and the Knowledge Initiative on Organizations and Society (KIOS) under the direction of Prof. Johanna Mair, the Hertie School is recruiting a Post-Doctoral candidate with expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and broad interests in organizations and their role in … Continue reading Post-doc opportunity (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin)

Decolonizing scholarly data and publishing infrastructures

I was recently invited to write a post for the LSE Citing Africa podcast/blog series and am reposting below the final version of the post that originally appeared here. I want to also point your attention to the fast approaching deadline for ASAA call for individual papers and panels (closes on May 30th and June 15th, respectively)! As … Continue reading Decolonizing scholarly data and publishing infrastructures

Why haven’t I updated more often “from the field” ?

During an interview this past week, the interviewee mentioned that she has read this blog in its entirety. I apologized for not updating it recently. I had thought (and mentioned) that I would be sharing more regular updates from "the field". I know some student start blogs to "report back" (to their family and friends?) … Continue reading Why haven’t I updated more often “from the field” ?

Research Relations: An Ethnography of Qualitative Data Sharing in Nairobi

Last week, one day after returning from a whirlwind trip to the 2018 Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) conference in Sydney, I submitted the outputs that have been the bane of my existence for the last one year. That might be a bit melodramatic but as per the UCI Anthro research timeline, the … Continue reading Research Relations: An Ethnography of Qualitative Data Sharing in Nairobi

ResearchGate and Academia.edu: The Alternatives to Paywalls that Really Aren’t Alternatives

By: Angela Okune I am writing this blog post to address an issue that I believe most of my colleagues are unaware of. Many academic colleagues--well-intentioned and desiring to do the right thing—(myself included!) have had an Academia.edu and/or ResearchGate accounts in an attempt to make scholarly work more accessible to those outside of the … Continue reading ResearchGate and Academia.edu: The Alternatives to Paywalls that Really Aren’t Alternatives