[CITASA] “Please Read the Article”? Please Cite Women Academics.

Gina Neff gneff at uw.edu
Wed Feb 24 12:02:46 EST 2016

I’d love to point people to The Op Ed project http://www.theopedproject.org/ which is trying to get more women in the position of thought leadership. We’re working on bringing them to the University of Washington and they have run workshops at Dartmouth, Yale, Stanford, Princeton…
This is a big structural problem: If we don’t get out opinion  pieces about our work it makes it harder for journalists to find our research.

Dr. Gina Neff
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From: CITASA [mailto:citasa-bounces at list.citasa.org] On Behalf Of Jen Schradie
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 7:03 AM
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Meryl asked an excellent question to this group - do tech journalist (and other, I might add) bros overlook, to put it lightly, the academic work of women? While some women on this list have gotten quite a bit of press for their work, I do think that the "go to's" for quotes and attribution are mostly men....and there are a variety of structural, shall I say sociological, reasons for this, not the least of which is the online shaming that women get for bringing gender inequality up - i.e. when Meryl tweeted about this - the author responded that her point was "silly" and "ridiculous." This general topic/idea would make an excellent outlet for research, an ASA panel, blog series, etc. etc.

Thanks, Meryl!

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From: CITASA [citasa-bounces at list.citasa.org] on behalf of Victoria Bernal [vbernal at uci.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 18:29
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I use and cite Stephanie Schulte's book "Cached" and recommend it to all have not yet read it.

Victoria Bernal

Professor of Anthropology

University of California, Irvine

2015-16 Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies

in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford

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The anthology I co-edited with Inderpal Grewal, Theorizing NGOs:States, Feminisms and Neoliberalism,

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On 2/23/2016 9:17 AM, Meryl Alper wrote:
Hi all,
Over the weekend, journalist Fred Kaplan published an article in the New York Times, entitled "'WarGames' and Cybersecurity's Debt to a Hollywood Hack" (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/21/movies/wargames-and-cybersecuritys-debt-to-a-hollywood-hack.html?_r=0).

The core argument -- that WarGames culturally influenced the Reagan administration's cyberpolicy -- sounded a great deal like communication scholar Stephanie Ricker Schulte's work.  When I brought this reference to Kaplan's attention on Twitter, he was super dismissive and minced my words.
So, naturally, I wrote a blog post about the incident, situating it within a broader trend of tech journalists (mostly men) minimizing the work of academics (mostly women), and capitalizing on this sin of omission in promoting their own books and other works:

I'm really interested to know the thoughts of this community, both as one that knows
​ digital media and society inside and out, but one also committed to egalitarian principles.


Meryl Alper
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Northeastern University
Holmes 217
m.alper at neu.edu<mailto:m.alper at neu.edu>


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