RelationsInternational

global politics, relationally

17 Dec 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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Why TIFU?

So why a series of posts on a political science blog called TIFU (inspired by the subreddit of the same name)? I, and others, have written about failure recently (in a liberal, failure-conscious definition of recently), inspired both by everyday life … Continue reading

17 Dec 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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The State of Relations International – Changes Afoot!

Dear Readers, I have been a terrible lead blogger over the last year. Terrible. I’d understand it if you didn’t read this post because you’ve forgotten Relations International except for the great posts that Brandon and Patrick have made in … Continue reading

3 Sep 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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Academic Freedom, or Privilege with Blinders?

Patrick Thaddeus Jackson wrote a thoughtful response to the University of Chicago’s declaration to the class of 2020 that they won’t find trigger warnings or intellectual safe spaces in Hyde Park, and promises another that specifically addresses safe spaces. I’ll leave … Continue reading

12 May 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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Women Shouldn’t Need Different Guidelines for Achieving Tenure (And Other Observations on Gendered Academe)

*while Foreign Policy editors expressed initial interest in this post, a long-delayed response time to its actual draft suggests to me that such interest has faded, though I cannot imagine why. I’ve decided to self-publish it here on RI.  Recently, … Continue reading

9 May 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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“Liberal Intolerance” and other misnomers

Today, Nicholas Kristof had a piece in the New York Times ‘admitting’ to ‘liberal intolerance’ in academia. In relevant part, he says: I’ve been thinking about this because on Facebook recently I wondered aloud whether universities stigmatize conservatives and undermine intellectual diversity. The … Continue reading

27 Apr 2016
by Laura Sjoberg
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On Request: Marketing Your Book

So you’ve written a book, and gotten someone to publish it, you’re done, right? It turns out that, though it depends on the professional incentives around your particular situation, in general, no, you’re not nearly done. You have just started … Continue reading