EFF Pioneer Award 2018

I am honored to announce that I am a recipient of a 2018 Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, based on my research to  unveil the people and practices of commercial content moderation. I am deeply honored by this recognition, which came as a complete surprise, and honored to be sharing the 2018 award… Continue reading EFF Pioneer Award 2018

Forty Years of Dr. Linda C. Smith – A Tribute to Her Living Legacy

The following was written to be included in a memory book offered to Dr. Linda C. Smith on the occasion of her 40th anniversary at the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (formerly known as the Graduate School of Library and Information Science). She received her memory book at a recent faculty… Continue reading Forty Years of Dr. Linda C. Smith – A Tribute to Her Living Legacy

Tak, København!

My time in lovely Copenhagen has drawn to a close, after a whirlwind visit at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, sponsored by Uncertain Archives and the Digital Culture Research Network. Special thanks to Nanna Bonde Thylstrup and to Kristin Veel for their hospitality and generosity with their time. I was honored… Continue reading Tak, København!

Fall in Europe: COST Action in Estonia and University of Copenhagen

Travel has taken me to two exciting and lovely locations in Europe this past week. It was my great pleasure to be invited to the sixth meeting of the COST Action "The Dynamics of Virtual Work," led by a venerable and indefatigable expert in that area, Dr. Ursula Huws, and involving an extraordinary list of… Continue reading Fall in Europe: COST Action in Estonia and University of Copenhagen

In Error, The University of Illinois Stands Alone: A Letter to the Board of Trustees

Esteemed Board of Trustees: My name is Sarah Roberts; I am a University of Illinois alumna and now an Assistant Professor at another institution. On the morning of August 6th, I wrote to Chancellor Wise to share my grave concern over the situation of Steven Salaita, and her unwillingness to honor his signed contract just… Continue reading In Error, The University of Illinois Stands Alone: A Letter to the Board of Trustees

Reinstate Steven Salaita–a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine

From: Cynthia Franklin Date: August 12, 2014 at 4:35:43 PM CDT To: pmwise@illinois.edu, rwarrior@illinois.edu, ais@illinois.edu Subject: Reinstate Steven Salaita--a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine August 12, 2014 Dear Chancellor Wise: We write as American academics who have traveled to Palestine to establish scholarly connections with our colleagues in Palestinian universities and… Continue reading Reinstate Steven Salaita–a letter from US scholars who have traveled in Palestine

Steven Salaita: The University of Illinois Is Not an Island

Dear Chancellor Wise: It is with shock and great sadness that I write to you today, upon learning that you have rescinded a faculty position for Dr. Steven Salaita, intended to begin in just days. I will keep my comments brief, as I have little doubt that you are receiving a number of communiqués related… Continue reading Steven Salaita: The University of Illinois Is Not an Island

Steven Salaita: L’université d’Illinois n’est pas une île

version originale (langue anglaise): https://illusionofvolition.com/2014/08/06/steven-salaita-the-university-of-illinois-is-not-an-island/ Chère Madame la Chancelière Wise : C'est avec un sentiment de choc et de grande tristesse que je vous écris aujourd'hui, en apprenant que vous aviez annulé une position universitaire pour le Dr. Steven Salaita, qui devait commencer dans quelques jours. Je serai brève, parce que je ne doute pas que… Continue reading Steven Salaita: L’université d’Illinois n’est pas une île