@Cosmobird research is essentially academia. One's research can be on activism, a lot of people study various kinds of movements. Also can you please elaborate your query related to questions. Are you asking what kind of questions can one ask in research generally?
@Cosmobird I don't think academia is different from activism in praxis, in the way when there's such a massive attack on education, to research is literally a form of activism. It's intertwined in multiple ways, some people literally work on activism and questions of social movements (like me), some researchers approach it through policy, legality, while others are resisting by even having an access to education. Research is not limited to academia at all, also what is academia really? (1/n)
@Cosmobird it is an intersection of multiple things, one uses theoretical frameworks to approach all the questions you asked. And the point of this poll is to understand what people want the next academic thread to be, suggestions are welcome, the mastodon poll only allows 4 options per poll so that's that. The last thread for example was on mental health in a academia. The point is so people in research don't feel alone and can talk and learn from each other on issues they are bothered by (2/n)
@Cosmobird especially social sciences and humanities have been working on this complex relationship you are talking about since time immemorial. So i dont think academia is isolated from questions of justice. The present poll is specifically on building one's research in its infancy, so once people pick a topic, a thread would be created on the topic to help researchers. From what I can gauge you will like a thread on choosing a topic and it's approaches right? (3/3)
@Cosmobird there are several works which have focussed on racist and sexist biases within algorithms. A lot of studies have been released. You can try reading "Algorithms of oppression: How search engines reinforce racism" by Safiya Umoja Noble. And a whole series of articles you can look at. And even say things like psychoanalysis tests have been now understood as having racist biases. So this has been looked at.
@Cosmobird that's very interesting, what's your collective called? Also, as part of your collective, what's your research said on these issues?
@Cosmobird I agree with you, esp from scholars of mathematics, who should approach these questions, who have the academic skills to, this also disrupts this divide and hierarchy between social and other sciences.
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