I’ve spent much of the summer developing a new course for undergraduate students at UMass, titled “The Digital Public Sphere”. One of my three department… Read More »The Monarchy, the Subaltern and the Public Sphere
I’m just back from my summer roadtrip with my sweetie, visiting some of the great legacy cities of the Great Lakes region. Our destinations –… Read More »Legacy cities and the changing nature of the good life
This summer I did something radically out of character: I wrote a check â€“ a political donation for the legal limit – to a candidate… Read More »Danielle Allen ends her campaigns… or “How Institutions Insulate Themselves from Change”
As we head into the third year of the pandemic, everyone I know is missing something. Live music. Reliable child care. The simple joy of… Read More »My pandemic coping strategy: interviewing.
I got an interesting email from a young Nigerian today alerting me to the problem of social shaming and microlending. He wanted me to promote… Read More »Microfinance and public shaming in Nigeria