Bloggers of the Academy

Is your RSS feed reader sad? Perk it up with some new blogs!

Before starting to edit and write for this blog over a year ago, I read a lot of blogs.  I still do read a lot of blogs, but a larger number of them are written by academics than before, to keep myself in the loop of academic technology.  For today’s post, I thought I’d share some of the ones that I like the best — enjoy!

The Chronicle’s Blog Network

A number of blogs by academics have been picked up by the Chronicle, and feed through their blog network.

  • Casting Out Nines is written by a math professor from a state college in Michigan.  He’s been doing some posts on his experiences flipping one of his classes that are definitely worth reading.
  • Tenured Radical is a historian who writes posts on lots of different academic-related topics.
  • Profhacker, of course, has a number of contributors, and has covered just about everything imaginable about technology and teaching.  Looking through their vast archives can yield lots of great reads.


The Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (the organization Duke’s Cathy Davidson co-founded) has a number of blogs written by academics:

Other, Individual Blogs

These are a few blogs that I’ve found and enjoyed reading that are not (as far as I know) affiliated with any particular blog network.


Do you have any academic blogs that you like to read?  Please share in the comments!

About Kim Mann

Kim Mann is the editor and a writer for the Academic Technology Blog. She earned her BA in English from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and her MA in American Studies from William & Mary in 2009, and her PhD in American Studies at the College in 2014. Her research is on technology, the interface, and the body in mid-twentieth century science fiction.


  1. Hi Kim.

    Thanks for the shoutout! Been enjoying & appreciating your weekly roundup since coming across your site a few months ago.