Last update:  September 2018

Bath and Princeton contact details

Email

Given we all have spam filters these days, surely hiding email addresses is passé.

My Bath email is j.j.bryson@bath.ac.uk, 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 bryson@conjugateprior.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.

Surface mail

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 outcome. 

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?

Phone

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...

Face-to-face meetings

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 other hours.
*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 urgent, the 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 profile page).


page author: Joanna Bryson