There’s a great article on the THE, in which Caroline Magennis reflects on the success of the conversation she started recently about being an academic from a less privileged background:
What are the challenges of being an academic from a less privileged background? Questions of ‘fitting in’ but also practical issues?
— Caroline Magennis (@DrMagennis) July 19, 2015
It’s worth reading in full, as is the associated Storify. I’m going to write about it in the final chapter of Social Media for Academics as an example of how social media can allow the emergence of new forms of solidarity, in which public discussion of what had previously been private issues leaves people with a new or renewed sense of shared and systemic problems.