Thursday, December 13, 2012
Impressive, Most Impressive
I spent this afternoon at a workshop on Ethnic Politics. I was most impressed with the participants--most of whom are finishing PhDs or very junior professors. I felt like I was playing ultimate--nearly everyone else is much younger and faster than I am.
Anyhow, the quality of work people are doing these days is incredible. Very clever research designs, fundamentally important questions, very challenging research designs.
My favorite part--there was a paper on Alien Rule (like colonialism, occupation, etc.--not ET type aliens), and one of the examples thrown out was receivership in the academic world. I was thrilled, as I experienced several years of receivership at Texas Tech. Good times.
Anyhow, not much blogging today or tomorrow.