Apologies for this interruption to your regularly scheduled paranoid ramblings.....
I need a new gig. My fellowship at the Berkman Center ends on August 31. I still have another year left in my PhD, and I am not willing to go back to Indiana and spend 20 hours a week grading homework in exchange for a graduate stipend.
I'm looking for someone (a university, company, public interest group, government agency, or a rich individual) to support me for the 09/10 academic calendar year, while I write up my dissertation and wrap up my degree. In theory, I'd be able to give about 50% of my time to working on interesting non-degree related tasks.
Ideally, I'd like to get paid to do what I do best -- fun and result-orientated activism and research in the tech/policy sphere.
I have some very fun projects coming down the pipe in the next few months -- related to credit fraud, surveillance and wiretap reporting, log data anonymization, etc. I'd like to continue to do this kind of stuff, but need to be able to pay my rent at the same time.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in supporting this work, do get in touch. csoghoian at gmail dot com.