A student today asked me if I knew Brayden King. Another asked me if I knew Shamus Khan. For the most part, I would say, if the person is in economic sociology or organizations, possibly culture or gender as well, I probably have met them at some conference, know them personally, or at least know their work. Not always, but often. If they are at Barnard or Columbia and in the sociology departments, I almost surely know them.
It’s funny how wide a world one imagines academia to be, and how small it actually is.
Oh, and by the way, it was ‘Brayden King, one of the founders of orgtheory.net’. Geez, I knew him when he was just braydenking.com – well, sans the embedded, hijacked porn links…
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