A nice read on Foucault's "systems of thought".... "By emphasizing not doctrines or ideologies, but discourses and the mechanisms, procedures and power relations that went into their production, Foucault promised to focus as much on the unseen or forbidden as the visible and readily discernible in systems of thought" - By Duncan Kelly at the …
"Expertise is everywhere under attack, a reality that's stirred moral panic. Why? Because the flip side of faith in expertise is a belief that the public is incompetent..." Read more here
Another great piece on how (and why) writing as a graduate student is so important in academia. Read more here
The International Livestock Research Institute adds a commentary to Ian Scoones' blog on why transdisciplinary research is hard to do...
Finally! A conservation related piece that makes much more sense that the dominant narrative. Read it here.
I was browsing the archives of the journal Humanity, where i have a recent piece coming out, and found that wonderful piece by Victor McFarland on the Paris Agreement in Historical Perspective, which i very greatly appreciated.
From Arts and Letter Daily - "Against academic pomposity. Peter Dreier, a left-wing academic, is fed up with the abstract theorizing and impenetrable prose of left-wing academics..." Read more here.
News aggregate summary put together by Africa Focus on Africa's future climate challenges. Read more here.
As always, Africa is a Country collective blog has really interesting insights on questions of development praxis in Africa. Here is a somewhat recent thought piece on whether the Gates Foundation does more harm than good.
Stuart Elden's amazing blog constantly has really cool links to help us thing more creatively about the writing and research process. He recently caught my attention by posting this link to an article by the London School of Economics' Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega on "Five strategies to get your academic writing “unstuck”"