[SIGCIS-Members] What happened on the list last year

Corinna Kirsch corinna.kirsch at stonybrook.edu
Wed Nov 28 12:39:37 PST 2018


Dear Joy,

Thank you for your Medium article. I'm not looking forward to being on the
job market soon, but I'm glad that SIGCIS has been a source of support.
You're a hero to at least one young scholar here.

Corinna J. Kirsch
PhD Candidate in Modern Art History, Criticism, and Theory
<http://art.stonybrook.edu/person/corinna-kirsch-mcdonald/>
Stony Brook University, State University of New York
Phone: +1 (936) 697-1902

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On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 11:51 AM M. Hicks <mhicks1 at iit.edu> wrote:

> Joy (and all)--
>
> I am appalled by what you've been through and I want to commend you on
> your honesty and strength. As Barbara notes, accounts like this are a
> critical part of our history as a field, as a discipline, and as a (highly
> imperfect) knowledge-producing endeavor. Thank you for all the work you
> have done, including your pathbreaking book. I am sorry we couldn't make
> things work out better. But I look forward to your future work--whatever
> form that may take--because you have an insightful, courageous voice, and
> the way you use it enriches us all.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Best,
>
> Mar
>
> ______________________
> Marie Hicks, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor, History of Technology
> Illinois Institute of Technology
> Chicago, IL USA
> mhicks1 at iit.edu | mariehicks.net <http://www.mariehicks.net/> |
> @histoftech <http://twitter.com/histoftech>
> *Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost
> Its Edge in Computing*
> www.programmedinequality.com
>
> On Nov 28, 2018, at 2:35 PM, Barbara B Walker <bbwalker at unr.edu> wrote:
>
> Dear Joy,
>
>
>
> Thank you for writing out this important piece of professional and
> institutional history, painful though it must be to relive these
> experiences and to share them. It is a valuable read because of its
> thoughtful exploration of the context and implications of the very
> disturbing events in your recent professional life.
>
>
>
> Sending warmest regards and support, Barbara
>
>
>
> Barbara Walker
>
> Associate Professor
>
> Department of History/308
>
> University of Nevada, Reno
>
> Reno NV 89557
>
>
>
> Office phone: 775-784-4303
>
> Website: https://www.unr.edu/history/history-people/barbara-walker
>
>
>
>
>
> *From: *Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> on behalf of drjoy <
> drjoy at joyrankin.com>
> *Date: *Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 10:49 AM
> *To: *"members at lists.sigcis.org" <members at lists.sigcis.org>
> *Subject: *[SIGCIS-Members] What happened on the list last year
>
>
>
> Hello SIGCIS Colleagues,
>
>
>
> First, thank you for your many on- and off-list messages of
> congratulations and support for my book. I deeply appreciate them,
> especially in the context of what I'm about to share.
>
>
>
> Those of you who were on the list last spring saw my work savaged by a man
> named Brian Dear. Even then, I received on- and off-list messages of
> support for my scholarship. But what happened publicly was only one piece
> of a terrible, terrible year.
>
>
>
> Here is a fuller picture:
> https://medium.com/@drjoy/why-im-firing-michigan-state-sexual-harassment-online-harassment-and-utter-institutional-6663a6bde68e
> <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmedium.com%2F%40drjoy%2Fwhy-im-firing-michigan-state-sexual-harassment-online-harassment-and-utter-institutional-6663a6bde68e&data=01%7C01%7Cbbwalker%40unr.edu%7C2d18d2fe7bff48d57fdc08d655623e71%7C523b4bfc0ebd4c03b2b96f6a17fd31d8%7C1&sdata=6br6xCXaZnuVqbC%2F0FxNA6VlB%2F%2BdXtSuqBVjGc5E78k%3D&reserved=0>
>
>
>
> SIGCIS as an organization did the right thing, and for that, I'm grateful.
>
> Regards,
>
> Joy
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