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Mazyar Lotfalian on his new book, What People Do with Images

| , June 30th, 2022

Interview by Michael Fischer https://www.seankingston.co.uk/publishing.html Michael Fischer: It is so great to see your book finally coming out in print: we’ve been talking about it in semi…

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Emanuel Moss takes the Page 99 test

| , June 27th, 2022

On the 99th page of my dissertation, “The Objective Function: Science and Society in the Age of Machine Intelligence”, the first full paragraph describes how machine learning researchers…

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Baird Campbell takes the page 99 test

| , June 20th, 2022

Page 99 of my dissertation falls in the middle of the second chapter, “Historia: Social Media as a Tool for Counter-Memory.” Each chapter takes a salient concept from…

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Michael Prentice on his book, Supercorporate

| , June 14th, 2022

Interview by Katherine Chen https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31761 Katherine Chen: Your book Supercorporate, an ethnography of a multi-conglomerate steel company that you call Sangdo, ar…

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Melissa Caldwell on her book, Living Faithfully in an Unjust World

| , June 13th, 2022

Interview by Natalja Czarnecki https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520285842/living-faithfully-in-an-unjust-world Natalja Czarnecki: You write that inter-faith food aid organizations occupy a …

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Emily Contois and Zenia Kish discuss their edited volume, Food Instagram

| , June 8th, 2022

https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=58mye9fd9780252044465 Until recently, if you perused the scholarship on Instagram, the app might have appeared to be a relatively benign, homogenous stepc…

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Charles Briggs on his book, Unlearning

| , June 6th, 2022

Interview by Ilana Gershon https://upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/3998-unlearning Ilana Gershon: This book is a generous and intricate homage to your mentors and those who …

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Michael Lucey on his book, What Proust Heard

| , June 3rd, 2022

Interview by Ilana Gershon https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/W/bo130500168.html Ilana Gershon: In what sense are Proust and the other authors you discuss – Balzac, Eliot, Wo…

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Taina Cooke takes the page 99 test

| , May 30th, 2022

My excitement quickly turned into disappointment when opening my printed thesis, “Culture on trial: an ethnographic study of the de/constructing of culture in Finnish law courts”, to page…

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Florian Jaton on his book, The Constitution of Algorithms

| , May 23rd, 2022

Interview by Ilana Gershon https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/constitution-algorithms Ilana Gershon: This book is about the formation processes of algorithms.  What, for you, was the socio…

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Noelle Molé Liston on her book, The Truth Society

| , May 16th, 2022

Interview by Jonah Rubin https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501750793/the-truth-society/ Jonah Rubin: So much has been written about what media literacy scholars have termed our …

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Susan Seizer’s reflections upon retirement

| , May 11th, 2022

What article or book that you wrote are you most pleased with? Could you talk about the story behind writing it? Oddly enough the article I am most…

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Sonja Trifuljesko takes the page 99 test

| , May 9th, 2022

Page 99 of my dissertation contains three paragraphs. The first one closes an argument started on the previous page, while the third opens a new subsection. The paragraph…

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Sarah Hillewaert on her book, Morality on the Margins

| , May 2nd, 2022

Interview by Kamala Russell Morality at the Margins: Youth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya Interview by Kamala Russell Morality at the Margins: Youth, Language, and Islam in…

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Helena Wulff reflects on her career

| , April 28th, 2022

What article or book that you wrote are you most pleased with?  Could you talk about the story behind writing it? It is hard to choose between an…

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Narges Bajoghli on her book, Iran Reframed

| , April 25th, 2022

Interviewed by Zehra Hashmi https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=29666 Zehra Hashmi: The storytelling and narrative flow of this ethnography works beautifully, and seemingly effortlessly, a…

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Janet Connor takes the page 99 test

| , April 18th, 2022

Page 99 of my dissertation introduces the term “Swedish conditions” (Svenske tilstander), a concept circulating in the Norwegian media during my fieldwork in the capital city of Oslo….

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Natalia Knoblock on her book, Language of Conflict

| , April 11th, 2022

Interview by Sofiya Asher https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/language-of-conflict-9781350098626/ Sofiya Asher: What inspired this particular book? Natalia Knoblock: What inspired this book? T…

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Siv Lie on her book, Django Generations

| , April 4th, 2022

www.djangogen.com https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/D/bo114656860.html Interview by Lynn M. Hooker Lynn Hooker: First, beginning with the title, your book uses a variety …

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Aurora Donzelli on her book, One or Two Words

| , March 28th, 2022

Interview by Nicco La Mattina https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/O/bo68162961.html Nicco La Mattina: A principle theme running throughout One or Two Words is th…

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Beth Povinelli on her book, The Inheritance

| , March 21st, 2022

Interview by Randeep Hothi https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-inheritance Randeep Hothi: The Inheritance is about many things — inter alia, your family’s migration to the US, your two parents a…

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Beth Derderian takes the page 99 test

| , March 14th, 2022

Why do some things count as art and go in museums, and other things don’t? “Exhibition organizers in the UAE often requested proof of citizenship status as part…

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Anna Marie Trester on her book, Employing Linguistics

| , March 10th, 2022

Interview by Ilana Gershon https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/employing-linguistics-9781350137950/ Ilana Gershon: In writing a book about how linguists get jobs outside of the academy, what kind…

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Danko Šipka on his book, Lexical Layers of Identity

| , March 7th, 2022

Author Interview by Nikolina Zenovic Nikolina Zenovic: You have written extensively on lexicography, lexicology, and lexical conflict, particularly in the context of Slavic languages. How does…

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