’09-’10 Research without Borders Speaker Series Kicks Off with Women Bloggers Panel

Join a roundtable discussion, "A Blog of Her Own: Scholarly Women on the Web," on Monday, September 21, 2009, at 12:30 pm in Alfred Lerner Hall Room 555 at Columbia University’s Morningside Campus. The event is sponsored by Columbia University’s Scholarly Communication Program, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Women in Science at Columbia and will be moderated by Columbia professor and blogger Jenny Davidson.

Hear from the women behind the popular blogs Bitch Ph.D., Tenured Radical, Oh! Industry, and Easternblot.net. Bitch Ph.D. author Tedra Osell is a writer, former English professor, mother, and sometime public intellectual. Claire Potter blogs as Tenured Radical and is a professor of history and American Studies at Wesleyan University. Alexandra T. Vazquez, one of three contributors to the blog Oh! Industry, is an assistant professor at the Center for African American Studies and in the Department of English at Princeton University. Eva Amsen blogs at Easternblot.net and recently completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Toronto.

The speakers will discuss the interplay between their blogging and scholarship, attitudes towards blogging among their colleagues, how blogging should be valued in the academy, and blogging as a feminist act. The Columbia community is encouraged to send questions for the bloggers in advance to kp2002@columbia.edu.