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Evolving Standards and Practices in Tenure and Promotion Reviews

The following is the text of a talk I gave last week at the University of North Texas’s Academic Leadership Workshop. I’m hoping to develop this further, and so would love any thoughts or responses. I’m happy to be here … Continue reading

11 February 2014 by KF
Categories: academia

Tools and Values

I’ve been writing a bit about peer review and its potential futures of late, an essay that’s been solicited for a forthcoming edited volume. Needless to say, this is a subject I’ve spent a lot of time considering, between the … Continue reading

24 December 2013 by KF
Categories: publishing, reflecting

On the Working Vacation

As I posted a while back, I’ve been on an extended European trip this summer, beginning with several conferences, followed by a pretty blissful four-week stint in Prague. As week four begins today, and as I see this trip beginning … Continue reading

24 July 2013 by KF
Categories: life, travel, work

Getting Back to (My Own) Work

One would think, this many years and books and articles into a writing career, that I might have solved the getting-started problem by now. Or if not the getting-started problem, then at least the keeping-going problem. Not so much, though. … Continue reading

20 June 2013 by KF
Categories: work, writing

Summer 2013

Having wrapped up a whirlwind spring, in which I successfully got through the craziness of buying an apartment in NYC, got myself more or less moved into it, closed down my California office and shipped everything east, and attended a … Continue reading

18 June 2013 by KF
Categories: conferences, travel

What Happened?

[As many of you know, MediaCommons disappeared for a couple of days this week. It's (almost entirely) back now, but we wanted to explain what happened, and to start rebuilding not just the site but our relationship with our community. … Continue reading

26 April 2013 by KF
Categories: mediacommons


Thanks to Matt Kirschenbaum’s English 668K at the University of Maryland, I have been alerted to the fact that searching for me on JSTOR brings up my very first publication, “Cheese.” Honest to goodness, I’d completely forgotten about this. “Cheese” … Continue reading

25 April 2013 by KF
Categories: writing


It’s not easy to write or talk about doubts. The things we have doubts about are often precisely those things that are most important, both to us and to those around us: a relationship, a job, a major life choice. … Continue reading

02 April 2013 by KF
Categories: reflecting, work

Future Publishing

Back in the late spring of last year, I participated in a panel discussion on the future of publishing in visual culture studies, as part of the Now! Visual Culture symposium held at NYU. The panel organizers, Marquard Smith and … Continue reading

27 February 2013 by KF
Categories: publishing

Productivity and Goofing Off

Lately I’ve found myself in one of those periods — perhaps we might refer to it as “my forties” — in which I’m so overwhelmed with the details involved in just keeping up with the most immediate and pressing tasks … Continue reading

22 February 2013 by KF
Categories: reflecting, writing

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