Academia.edu & Self-Branding: The Metricisation of Scholars and Scholarly Networks

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM


 

Free Event

This talk by Janneke Adema, Research Fellow at the Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University (UK), will provide an overview of the problems these kinds of platforms, Academia.edu and ResearchGate, and the overarching trend towards metricization and self-branding pose to the future of academia. Adema will explore how the measurements that support a quantified academia create major issues around privacy and surveillance. This talk will end with a discussion of various projects and grassroots initiatives—from Humanities Commons and Domain of One’s Own to the growing collective of scholar-led radical open access presses—that promote a more ethical publishing system.

Co-sponsored with UCSB’s Graduate Division; Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; and the Center for Information Technology and Society.

Location: Instruction & Training 1312

Refreshments will be served