Faculty bloggers?
December 1, 2010 3:42 PM   Subscribe

Are you a faculty member of a college or university who has a blog or used to blog or even just know professor's blogs that you could tell me about? Gigantic bonus if said blogging is outside of the United States.
posted by parmanparman to Education (32 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Do Postdoctoral research fellows qualify? And are you serious in encouraging self-promotion in this forum? If both your answers are yes, mine is yes, including the bonus.

[inside-blogging about an educational setting is borderline unethical, so you won't find very many professors blogging about their supervisees, classroom experiences or meetings. Hopefully.]
posted by Namlit at 3:53 PM on December 1, 2010

Baxter sez is the blog by the head of the women and gender studies department at my school, college of charleston. It is a mix of academic and personal topics, and frequently a combination of the two. She recently had a daughter with down syndrome, so she often covers advocacy and culture related to that as well.
posted by bluloo at 3:53 PM on December 1, 2010


Stephen Kinsella - Economics
Bernie Goldbach - Media
Gabriella Avram - Media
posted by DarlingBri at 3:58 PM on December 1, 2010

Tim Pychyl is a cognitive psychology prof in Canada, and writes Don't Delay.

Kyla Pasha is a poet who teaches at Beaconhouse National University in Pakistan, and used to write Geography, Telecast. It hasn't been updated for a year or so, though.

Adil Najam, who teaches at Boston University is the founding editor of Pakistaniat: All Things Pakistan
posted by bardophile at 3:59 PM on December 1, 2010

Juan Cole (from his bio): "Juan R. I. Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan."

He runs Informed Comment: "Thoughts on the Middle East, History and Religion."
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:08 PM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Volokh Conspiracy's a fairly well-known example of this. Here's Wiki's list of contributors (they're pretty much all US law professors). I may know of a few others but none are outside of the US.
posted by librarylis at 4:08 PM on December 1, 2010

Brad De Long's blog (The Semi-Daily Journal of Economist J. Bradford DeLong, Department of Economics, U.C. Berkeley) is quite an interesting mixture of comment on macroeconomic policy and economics course notes.
posted by Jakey at 4:12 PM on December 1, 2010

There are so very many professors who blog, it's hard to know where to start.

Here are a few blogs by profs:
Crooked Timber (group blog, humanities and social science, some contributors outside US)
Edge of the American West (group blog, humanities/history)
Cliopatria (group blog, history)
Feminist Law Professors (duh)
The Valve (group blog, humanities, some contributors outside US)

Brad DeLong (economist)
Juan Cole (scholar of the Middle East)
P Z Myers (biology)
Mary Beard (classics, in England)
Claire Potter (history)
John Holbo and Belle Waring (philosophy, in Singapore)
Brian Leiter (philosophy)

Giant list of philosophical weblogs by Dave Chalmers -- scroll down for listing by location

Look at the "blogroll" of any of these for hundreds more.
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:18 PM on December 1, 2010

Also look at Inside Higher Ed and the Chronicle of Higher Education for columns by profs who blog, and for articles about academic blogging.
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:20 PM on December 1, 2010

History News Network's list of academic blogs.
posted by verstegan at 4:23 PM on December 1, 2010

just came across this one today

posted by Postroad at 4:24 PM on December 1, 2010

John Quiggin is an economist at the School of Political Science & International Relations, University of Queensland.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 4:26 PM on December 1, 2010

FemaleScienceProfessor (Physics, I believe).
posted by peacheater at 4:36 PM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]

Clarissa's Blog "An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more."
posted by kch at 4:50 PM on December 1, 2010

Blog of McGill political theory professor Jacob T. Levy.
posted by quodlibet at 5:13 PM on December 1, 2010

Scott Aaronson of M.I.T.'s blog: Shtetl-Optimized
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:15 PM on December 1, 2010

political science

group blog: themonkeycage.org (also has big list of other blogs)

Seth Masket: enikrising.blogspot.com
Boris Shor: bshor.wordpress.com/blog/
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:34 PM on December 1, 2010

Jacques Distler, a physicist at U. Texas Austin.
Michael Mitzenmacher, a computer scientist at Harvard.
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated at 5:35 PM on December 1, 2010

Hook & Eye, a relatively new blog written by three Canadian female academics about the Canadian university system and feminism.
posted by pised at 5:38 PM on December 1, 2010

Focusing on just non-US based blogs:
posted by mhum at 5:46 PM on December 1, 2010

Andrew Gelman
posted by a robot made out of meat at 5:48 PM on December 1, 2010

NYU's Marion Nestle.
posted by sk932 at 6:20 PM on December 1, 2010

Chapati Mystery is mostly done by Manan Ahmed, who did his PhD at Chicago but is now at the Freie Universt├Ąt Berlin.
posted by lapsangsouchong at 6:52 PM on December 1, 2010

Oh, and Kamil Pasha is a blog about Turkey by Boston University anthropology professor (and mystery novelist) Jenny White.
posted by lapsangsouchong at 6:53 PM on December 1, 2010

Tufts University's Daniel Drezner has a blog at ForeignPolicy.com.
posted by naoko at 8:15 PM on December 1, 2010

Jurisdynamics by law professor Jim Chen.
posted by lakeroon at 8:45 PM on December 1, 2010

You asked if I am a professor with a blog, so yeah, I am. It's called Quomodocumque. About half of it concerns my academic subject, which is math.

There are lots of notable math blogs: the biggest one outside the US belongs to Tim Gowers.
posted by escabeche at 9:58 PM on December 1, 2010


I only have an MA, but my job title and visa status are "University Professor." I teach English and edit university materials in Korea.
posted by bardic at 11:57 PM on December 1, 2010


ItalPolBlog with Walston on Italian politics by a professor at the American University of Rome.
posted by aqsakal at 1:30 AM on December 2, 2010

I am a Reader in the UK, and blog about computer science, synthetic biology and public engagement.
posted by gene_machine at 3:52 AM on December 2, 2010

Just about every professional/professorial linguist I know has a blog, especially sociolinguists who deal in Computer-Mediated Communication (which is my subspec; ie why I know about them). Seriously, linguists like to talk. I could send you a Google Reader bundle of links to professor's blogs if you like?
posted by iamkimiam at 4:15 AM on December 2, 2010

I teach at a small private design college in Berlin Germany. I also run our blog system. We use it as a sort of all-purpose impromptu CMS for news, events, course management, gallery and occasionally for editorial-style blogging. We also have a separate, more brochure-like main web site.
posted by mr.ersatz at 8:09 AM on December 2, 2010

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