"As a writer, researcher, and teacher, I try to remember that life is temporary, and we only have a short amount of time to make an impact on the world—to contribute our verse. When I teach, I encourage my students to consider what they will do to make a difference in the world. So often undergraduates are focused on earning a particular degree in order to obtain a certain job or lifestyle. I try to inspire them to slow down, to engage with their communities, and to write a verse that will make a meaningful impact."
"'Fifty-nine characters had summarized 10 years of research,' she admitted. In her talk, Stone explains the flaws behind the privatized dissemination of publicly funded research. She argued that academia needs to communicate better with the public by promoting open access to academic studies versus paid subscription and to encourage intellectuals to work with popular media to ensure their work is translated effectively and accurately. Her speech—like many to follow—was passionate, compelling and thought provoking."
TED.com 2018 summer reading list
How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for the Neighborhood by Peter Moskowitz
How to Kill a City uses four cities (New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco and New York) as case studies to outline the different stages of gentrification and how community members might intervene before their neighborhoods and cultures are overtaken. Part storytelling and part qualitative analysis, this book is not to be missed.
— Erica Stone (TED Talk: Academic research is publicly funded — why isn’t it publicly available?)