Last update: September 2018
Bath and Princeton
Given we all have spam filters these days, surely hiding email
addresses is passé.
My Bath email is email@example.com,
and I also have Princeton university email. Given that both
go to exchange servers without IMAP support, they both just get
forwarded to gmail. If you don't trust gmail, you can write
me surface mail. If you want to make an email unambiguously
to me (which I would prefer, rather than have my correspondence
possibly wind up either viewed as owned by, or identified as
"junk" by, one of my institutions) please use firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an undergraduate or otherwise unused to emailing
academics, you might want to read these
helpful tips about how to email a professor first. Please
note that I'm that I'm often travelling and usually behind in
work, so I try to check email no more than once a day.
I am currently living near Princeton, New Jersey, USA. If you want a
surface mail address for New Jersey, email me for the address.
I am still working 40% time (30% as a Reader,
10% as my own Senior Research Fellow) at the University of Bath.
In addition to research and grant-writing, I'm still doing both
teaching and supervising PhD students at Bath, so I drop by there
irregularly. You can surface mail me at my department's
postal address. Anything more direct or detailed (like
mentioning my office number) is unlikely to alter the
A semi-surface alternate that also winds up in the department
office is fax: +44
(0)1225 383493 for Bath. But seriously, is there anyone who
doesn't just email scans at this point?
My Bath office phone is +44 (if you are abroad) or 0 (if you are
not) 1225 38 39 34. Note that I don't check messages on that,
don't leave a message. My USA work number is +1 (609) 285
3596, and messages get emailed to me (even when I'm abroad), with
really amusingly bad transcriptions, so by all means leave a message
there! However, I really prefer to be emailed. The only
thing better than email is a face-to-face meeting...
Finding me in space
I do not currently have an office at Princeton, but frequent the
CITP, Politics Department, the big Small World, and occasion
Psychology. I really live in Plainsboro and there's now a decent
coffee shop there too. Email me to arrange meeting up.
More frequently than you might think I am back in Bath in my
office*, 1W 3.60
This means I have an office with doors you can knock on.
Instructions for doing so: If you
have an appointment, please do knock on my door at
the appointed time. I often do appointments in clusters, and often
get engrossed in talking to people. Also, many people forget
their appointments. So I won't come looking for you or notice
you're there if you don't knock! However, please do make an appointment
so you don't waste your time looking for me when I'm not
there. Please don't interrupt me without an appointment
though, unless it feels like it might be urgent. But the point
of office hours is not only to be sure you don't waste your time
coming by when I'm not there, but also to let me concentrate during
*Old version of this
page with my thoughts on our 3.7-year open-plan experience.
Finding me in real time
I am nearly always logged in to google mail / hangouts, as
joanna.j. I prefer chatting there over using
skype. But if it's green, you can give it a go.
I also normally respond pretty well if you reference @j2bryson on twitter,
though unfortunately now that twitter allows people to reply to 30
tweeps at a time some messages get lost in the dreck, so you may
have to try two days in a row.
Scheduling an appointment
During term (and sometimes out of term) I schedule regular
appointments you can book
an appointment slot. If you need to see me before my
next available slot, please email me (or try my door). If it's very
Computer Science office, my PhD Students
and my "real" (non limited-profile) Facebook friends all have access
to my mobile phone number (Facebook: look under "about" on my
page author: Joanna