Portia Roelofs and Max Gallien

Portia Roelofs is an LSE fellow in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics, where she obtained her doctorate. She works on the politics of development with a focus on Southwest Nigeria. Her website is www.portiaroelofs.com. Max Gallien is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. He works on the political economy of North Africa with a focus on informal economies.

Is Academe Now Privileging Click-bait Over Rigor?

Portia Roelofs and Max Gallien cite Bruce Gilley’s defense of colonialism paper published earlier this month to illustrate how deliberately provocative articles have the capacity to hack academia, to privilege clicks and attention over rigor in research.

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