Category: Research

Dupery by Design

Prince Henry—These lies are like the father that begets them: gross as a mountain; open, palpable. Why, thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pated fool, thou whoreson, obscene, greasy tallow-keech— Falstaff—What! art thou mad? art thou mad? Is not the truth the truth? (William Shakespeare, King Henry IV) Falstaff’s lie that […]

Writing a PhD proposal for LPDP

This is a very brief video I pre-recorded for a webinar on PhD proposal writing. I give some advice on applying for a doctoral scholarship through the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, abbreviated as LPDP (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan), a fully-funded scholarship from the Indonesian Ministry of Finance for all Indonesian […]

Leverhulme Research Fellowship

I am pleased to announce that I have won a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for a project which focuses on what has been an area of interest of mine for the last few years. The project is entitled ‘Literacy and Harmony: A study of Sino-Muslim heritage literacies in modern […]

Zhang Chengzhi

I am very slowly, line-by-line, working through, and trying to get a handle on, work by Zhang Chengzhi (张承志), a prominent and outspoken Chinese-Muslim intellectual. Little or none of his work is available in English, but he remains an important voice to be accessed in terms of understanding […]

Special Issue of PDSE

I am very pleased to announce a Special Issue of the Springer journal Postdigital Science & Education which I have guest-edited with Alison MacKenzie. This Issue is on the theme of Lies, Bullshit and Fake News Online: Should We Be Worried? and is dated at Volume 2, Issue […]

Curation & Media Literacy

Some background to my new published chapter: I have recently been developing some of the ideas around the notion of ‘Curation’ which I  first began to examine in Chapter 7 of my book. During the research for the book, I found that prominent among the students’ methodologies and strategies […]