Historian of the Left

Cyborg Scholar

When I refer to my scholarship, whose knowledge exactly do I mean? When I’m asked to comment on my area of expertise, who or what does the commenting? For academics, the answers to those questions used to be self-evident. But the proliferation of digital tools has sown confusion. Academics are undergoing an identity crisis. We’re growing out of our old roles as sovereign scholars into new roles as fully networked cyborgs. Read my eclectic essay, which draws on Donna Haraway, at Medium.