1/ *Introduction thread*
Like most professionals, I have several social media accounts and a website. I use the twitter account for political and educational purposes. I write “curated commentary” threads and I also shared my own content.
2/ I’m an independent scholar and you can check part of my production here:
4/ Or just google me. It is one of my principles to engage in public conversation through my documented identity. This is me, I don’t hide behind a nickname (and I don’t judge you if you need to), I don offer obscure “certification” acronyms to qualify my intellectual authority.
5/ One of my professional hats is to write science education articles. Some examples can be found here:
6/ And the ones related to exercise science can be found here (click on “articles”):
7/ I was born and educated in Brazil, in one of the top 100 best universities in the world, the University of São Paulo. I am now a permanent resident (“alien”) in the USA with the EB-1A visa, known as the Einstein visa before Melania Trump obtained it. It's embarrassing.
8/ I have a long history of opposing oppressive governments and the far-right in general. I grew up under a bloody far-right military dictatorship and my perspective on politics is informed by this experience and by an emphasis on international comparative analysis.
9/ Terms like “the left” or “liberal” mean totally different things for the educated lay audience in different countries. I would be a #liberal, #democrat, #progressive or #left leaning person in the USA.
10/ For reasons that I explained extensively on twitter, I don’t “follow back” and I don’t support the “follow back” approach to digital activism. I argued in several occasions that its foundations are flawed.
11/ If you clicked on the @threadreaderapp above, you can follow me there. You can also follow my stories on wakelet.com/@marilia_couti….
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