Opinion piece on intellectual freedom and the rise of the right wing at universities

Today this piece of mine was published on a Dutch political opinion site. I’m adding the English version of it here: The UvA should not have offered Jordan Peterson a right wing “safe space” Last week, I joined dozens of UvA academics to sign a letter asking that the controversial political speaker, Jordan Peterson, be … More Opinion piece on intellectual freedom and the rise of the right wing at universities

Symposium on the Politics of Twitter at the University of Amsterdam

Yesterday I dropped by an inspiring symposium on Public Lives/Private Platform: The Politics of Twitter organized by Matt Cornell and co. at the University of Amsterdam. Was a great, self-organized space for activists, academics, journalists, and critical tech enthusiasts of many sorts. The keynote lecture by Jillian York on the history of the hashtag was very cool and it was … More Symposium on the Politics of Twitter at the University of Amsterdam