Tag Archives: Academia

On SAGE Insight: The Violence of Impact: Unpacking Relations Between Gender, Media and Politics

From Political Studies Review Published in Association with Political Studies Association Impact now forms 25% of the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) agenda. Its current definition has been broadly taken to mean a positive interpretation of the role of academia in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: “Facebook for Academics”: The Convergence of Self-Branding and Social Media Logic on Academia.edu

From Social Media + Society Academics are experiencing a pressure to engage in self-promotional practices, particularly as universities become progressively more market-driven. Academia.edu, a paper-sharing social network that has been informally dubbed “Facebook for academics,” has grown rapidly by adopting many … Continue reading

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Quantitative Skills Conference at the British Academy

I recently attended an excellent conference at the British Academy on Quantitative Skills, with a focus on international comparisons. The main question posed by the conference was, ‘How well trained are UK social science students in quantitative skills?’ The resounding … Continue reading

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