The BBC documentary produced in 1982, asks why was Cairo so calm when Sadat was assassinated- a juncture I centre in my thesis. The documentary seems to be doing a more nuanced job than the famous American political science textbook that asks the same question. I am currently considering replacing the obligatory reference to Baker’s […]
The problem of course is that to fend this off you fall into a trap of claim to mastery that you have set from the beginning to dismantle, you thicken a skin that you are striving to scratch, beak and shed. You do what you are trying to undo, you perform certainties to your self-just-to get-through the day, a day that is worth spending in uncertainty, non-commitment, and sheer curiosity. The trap of power that is a vibrant, diverse, tolerant, critical, very friendly academic life.
In the weekend I read a candid book on ethics and research. No, not that kind of book. A candid book. One that demands you to untie your bundled self. I knew what the book was about, I have been tentatively trying to walk between the legs of similar texts, uncertain whether or not I […]
I discovered this a bit late, I find the series’ idea awesome! ‘The Materiality of Research’ is a series examining the material cultures of academic research, reading and writing. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/category/materiality-of-research/
Over a more than a month ago, I wanted to write about the ISA post-trump executive ban. This would be my second failed attempt this (academic) year to attend a conference in the US. I went through thinking hole, of what made it important initially to think that “I had to” attend at least one […]
Last week I watched 327 notebooks (part of essay film festival) and it is a feast. Andrés di Tella makes a film about his friend, who is packing away his office in the states and going back home. We see bookshelves being emptied into cardboard boxes. Life packaged in the beginning of the movie (like how […]