About

mp3_sqHi! I’m Lauren, a scholar who writes about openness in linguistics, libraries, learning, and other things that start with L — and some things that don’t start with L.

I am here to share my perspective as an academic (I received my Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics in 2013) who works in a library (specifically the Office of Scholarly Communication & Publishing at the University of Pittsburgh) with a passion for teaching (adjunct instructor at Southern New Hampshire University). The opinions expressed on this blog are not necessarily reflective of my employer(s).

I am an Advocate for Open — Access, Education, Data — and have taken a pledge to not publish my work in any venue that will close access to it.