Kramarae - Curriculum Vitae
CURRICULUM VITAE March 2010 (Selected items)
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1975 Speech
Visiting Professor, Center for the Study of Women in Society,
University of Oregon 1996-
Professor, Women's Studies; Sociology; Linguistics; Speech
Communication, Center for Writing Studies; Division of English
as an International Language, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Jubilee Professor, Liberal Arts & Sciences, University
of Illinois (scholarship & teaching chair) 1993-1996
Director, Women's Studies, University of Illinois Fall, 1993-1996
Co-Founder and Co-Organizer, Women, Information Technology,
& Scholarship (WITS), Center for Advanced Study, University
of Illinois, 1991-1996
Acting Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society,
University of Oregon 1988-90
Associate Professor, Speech Communication, U of I 1978-85
Associate, Centre for Research into Diversity in the Professions, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK [non-residential associate], 2008 - current.
AAUW Educational Foundation Research Scholar-in-Residence,
Washington, D.C., 1999-2000. Distance Learning and Women research
International Dean (for project area "Information /Technology"),
International Women's University, University of Hamburg, 1999-2000.
Project Director (for "The Reconstruction of Gender on the Internet;"
and "The Future of Higher Education"), International Women's University,
Hamburg, Germany, July - October 2000.
Visiting Professor, University of Colorado at Denver, International
College at Beijing, Spring 1999
Courtesy Professor, Journalism and Communication, University
of Oregon, 1998-
Visiting Professor, History & Women's Studies, University
of Natal--Durban, South Africa, Fall 1992
Research Associate, Center for Advanced Study, U of Illinois.
1990-91 [coordinating faculty meetings on Gender, Race, Technology
Visiting Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon, 1988-90
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Women in Society,
University of Oregon, 1988
Exchange Professor, University Affiliation Program with M.S.
University of Baroda, India, July/August 1987 [Rural women/
Visiting Professor, Women's Studies Program, Universiteit van
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Fall 1986
Visiting Professor, Department of Linguistics, [Sociolinguistics]
Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, West Germany, Summer term
Research Associate, Department of Applied Linguistics, Birkbeck
College (University of London), Fall 1983
Handbook for Achieving Gender Equality Through Education. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2007. [Susan Klein, general editor; Barbara Richardson, Delores Grayson, Lynn H. Fox, Cheris Kramarae, Diane S. Pollard and Carol Anne Dwyer, section editors].
Feminist Challenges in the Information Age (ed.). Germany:
Leske+Budrich, 2002. [co-editor with Christiane Floyd, Govind
Kelkar, Silvie Klein-Granke, and Cirilla Limpangog].
International Encyclopedia of Women: Women's Global Issues and
4 volumes. New York: Routledge, 2000. [co-editor with
Dale Spender; 800 contributors]. Also translated into Spanish and Mandarin.
Women, Information Technology, and Scholarship (ed.).
University of Illinois, Center for Advanced Study [University
of Illinois, Urbana, IL 6180l], 1993. [co-editor with H. Jeanie
Taylor and Maureen Ebben].
The Knowledge Explosion: Generations of Feminist Scholarship
(ed.). New York: Teachers College Press, 1992 [with Dale Spender].
[On Choice's "Outstanding Academic Books 1994"
The Revolution in Words: Righting Women 1868-1871.
[excerpts from 19th century feminist newspaper [The Revolution
1868-1871], annotations and analysis], 1990. London: Routledge.
[with Lana Rakow].
Radical Press of the 1850s [excerpts from six 1850s
feminist newspapers, annotations and analysis] London: Routledge,
1990. [with Ann Russo].
Technology and Women's Voices (ed.). London and New
York: Routledge, 1988.
A Feminist Dictionary. London and New York: Pandora
Press/Unwin & Hyman/Harper Collins, 1986. [with Paula Treichler
and with the assistance of Ann Russo]. New edition Amazons,
Bluestockings and Crones. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco,
For Alma Mater: Feminist Scholarship in Theory and Practice
(ed.) Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press, 1985. [co-editor
with Paula Treichler and Beth Stafford].
Language and Power (ed.). Beverly Hills, Calif; Sage,
1984 [co-editor with Muriel Schulz and William O'Barr].
Language, Gender and Society (ed.). Rowley, Mass: Newbury
House Publishers, 1983. [co-editor with Barrie Thorne and Nancy
Women and Men Speaking: Frameworks for Analysis. Rowley,
Mass: Newbury House, 1981.
The Voices and Words of Women and Men (ed.). Oxford:
Pergamon Press, 1980.
The Third Shift: Women Learning
Online. Washington, D.C.: American
Association of University Women. Washington, D.C.: 2001.
in Books (Selected)
“Web Science and Gender: The Languages of Technoscience Connections.” in Jutta Weber (ed.). Interdisziplinierung? Zum Wissenstransfer zwischen den Geistes-, Sozial- und Technowissenschaften. Bielefeld: transcript 2010.
“Afterwood: Cyberfeminist Practice: An Afterword Leading to the Future.” in Kristine Blair, Radhika Gajjala, Christine Tulley, eds. Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice: Communities, Pedagogies, and Social Action. Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press, 385-392, 2009.
"Making Ourselves a(t) Home: The Creatively Welcoming Space of OSCLG." In Erika Kirby and Chad McBride, eds. Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Realities. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2009. [co-author with Cynthia Berryman-Fink, Bobby Patton, Anita Taylor and Virginia Wheeless].
"Gender and Power in Discourse." in Teun van Dijk, ed. Discourse Studies. London: Sage, in press. [co-author with Michele Lazar].
“Gender Matters in Online Learning,” in Michael G. Moore and William G. Anderson, eds. Handbook of Distance Education. 2nd edition. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 169-180, 2007.
"Overview: Gender Equity Strategies in the Content Areas," in Susan Klein, general ed. Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 231-134, 2007. http://feminist.org/education/handbook.asp The chapter appears with permission of the publisher. Click here to access.
“Gender Equity in the Use of Educational Technologies.” in Susan Klein, general ed. Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 191-214, 2007. [Gypsy Abbott and Lisa Bievenue lead authors, with Suzanne Damarin, and Cheris Kramarae].
“Gender Equity in Communication Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.” in Susan Klein, general ed. Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity Through Education. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 281-303, 2007. [Anita Taylor lead author, with Alison Bailey, Pamela Cooper, Carol Dwyer, Cheris Kramarae, and Barbara Lieb]. http://feminist.org/education/handbook.asp. The chapter appears with permission of the publisher. Click here to access.
"Redesigning Distance Education to Deal with Equity Problems." in Michael Moore, with Von Pittman, Terry Anderson, and Cheris
Kramarae. From Chautauqua to the Virtual University: A Century
of Distance Education. Information Series no. 393. Columbus:
Center on Education and Training for Employment, Ohio State
University, 2003. ERIC #ED482357. Go to: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ and use search for ERIC numbers and enter "ED482357".
"Gender Equity Online, When There is No Door to Knock
On." in Michael G. Moore and Bill Anderson, eds. Handbook
of Distance Education. Mahwah, J.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 261-272,
"At Home in Higher Education: Making Online Education
Work for Global Women." in Christiane Floyd, Govind Kelkar,
Silvie Klein-Grank, Cheris Kramarae, and Cirila Limpangog, eds.
Feminist Challenges in the Information Age. Germany: Verlag
Leske+Burrich, 241-251, 2002. [co-author with Zhang Wei].
"The Experience of Living ifu" (International
Women's University). in Christiane Floyd, Govind Kelkar, Silvie
Klein-Franke, Cheris Kramarae, and Cirila Limpangog, eds.
Feminist Challenges in the Information Age. Germany: Verlag
Leske+Burrich, 41-51, 2002 [co-author with Govind Kelkar and
Cirila P. Limpangog].
"Creating Cybertrust: Illustrations and Guidelines."
in Vernon Burton, ed. Renaissance in the Humanities and Computing.
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 141-159. 2002. [co-author
with H. Jeanie Taylor].
Renaissance in the Humanities and Computing. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 141-159. 2002. [co-author with H. Jeanie Taylor.]
Introduction in Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender, eds. Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge. New York: Routledge, lv-lviii, 2000. [co-author with Dale Spender].
"Women's Political Webs: Global Electronic Networks." in Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi and Liesbet van Zoonen, eds. Women's Politics and Communication. Cresskill, N.J.:
Hampton Press, 205-222, 2000. [co-author with Jana Kramer].
"Feminist Fictions of Future Technology," in Steve
Jones, ed. CyberSociety, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks,
Calif: Sage, 100-128, 1998.
"Electronic Gender: Attitudes and Practices on the Internet,
or, Year 2007: Looking Ahead to Look Back at Women and the Internet,"
in Friederike Braun and Ursula Pasero, eds. Kommunikation
von Geschlecht/ Communication of Gender, Pfaffenweiler:
Centaurus-Verlagsgesellschaft, 200-221, 1997.
"Gender in Discourse." In Teun A. van Dijk, (ed.). Discourse as Social Interaction: Discourse Studies: A Multidisciplinary
Introduction, Vol. 2. London/ Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage,
119-143, 1997. [co-author with Candace West, Michelle M. Lazar].
"Gendered Ethics of Electronic Communication," in
Ron Arnett and Josina Makau, (eds.). Communication Ethics
and Diversity. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press.
[co-author with Jana Kramer], 226-243, 1997.
"Classified Information: Race, Class, and (Always) Gender"
In Julia Wood, (ed.). Gendered Relationships. Mountain
View, Calif: Mayfield Press, 1996.
"Strengths/successes and snags/nags." In Natasha
Warner et al., (eds.). Gender and Belief Systems: Proceedings
of the Fourth Berkeley Women and Language Conference. Berkeley,
Calif.: Berkeley Women and Language Group, University of California,
"Chronic Power Problems." In Julia T. Wood and Richard
B. Gregg, (eds.). Toward the 21st Century: The Future of
Speech Communication. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press,
"Backstage Critique of Virtual Reality." In Steve
Jones, ed. CyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication
and Community. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage, 36-56, 1995.
"Women's Language." In Cathy N. Davidson and Linda
Wagner-Martin, (eds.). The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing
in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press,
"Shere Hite as Sociological Theorist." Appendix chapter
in Shere Hite, Women as Revolutionary Agents of Change.
Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1994.
"Women and Information
Technologies: Creating a Cyberspace of Our Own." In
Women, Information Technology and Scholarship, University
of Illinois, Center for Advanced Study, May 1993, 15-27. [co-author
with Maureen Ebben]
"Women and Men on Electronic
Networks: A Conversation or a Monologue?" In Women,
Information Technology and Scholarship, University of Illinois,
Center for Advanced Study, 1993, 52-60. [co-author with Jeanie
[reprinted in Ewa Gunnarsson and Lena Trojer, (eds.). Feminist
Voices on Gender, Technology and Ethics. Lulea University of
Technology: Centre for Women's Studies, 163-176, 1994.]
"Response to Perry: "Sex Stereotypes, Social Rules
and Education: Changing Teaching and Teaching Change."
In Phyllis Kahaney, Joseph Janangelo, and Linda Perry, (eds.) Theoretical and Critical Perspectives on Teacher Change.
Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing, 1993, 40-41.
"Everyday Oppressions." In Lana Rakow (ed.). Women
Making Meaning: The New Feminist Directions in Communication.
New York: HarperCollins, 1992.
"Exploding Patriarchy." In Cheris Kramarae and Dale
Spender (eds.). Knowlege Explosion: Generations of Feminist
Scholarship. New York: Teachers College Press, 1-24, 1992.
[co-author with Dale Spender]
"The Condition of Patriarchy." In Cheris Kramarae
and Dale Spender (eds.). Knowledge Explosion: Generations
of Feminist Scholarship. New York: Teachers College Press,
"Gender and Dominance." In Stan Deetz, (ed.). Communication
Yearbook 15, 470-475, 1992.
"Changing the Complexion of Gender in Language Research."
In Howard Giles and W. Peter Robinson, (eds.). Handbook of
the Social Psychology of Language. New York: Wiley &
"Gender, Power and Miscommunication." in Nikolas
Coupland, Howard Giles and John Wiemann (eds.). "Miscommunication"
and Problematic Talk, Newbury Park, Calif.: SAGE, 18-43,
1991. [with Nancy Henley].
"Power Relationships in the Classroom." In Susan
Gabriel and Isaiah Smithson (eds.) Gender Studies: Writing,
Reading, and Teaching. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois
Press. [with Paula Treichler], 41-59, 1990.
"Redefining Gender, Race and Class." In Cynthia M.
Lont and Sheryl Friedley (eds.). Beyond Boundaries: Sex and
Gender Diversity in Communication. George Mason University
Press, 1989, 317-330.
"Do We Really Want More Control of Technology?" In
Yasuko U. Maramatsu, (ed.). Proceedings of '88 Tokyo Symposium
on Women. 1989.
"Feminist Theories of Communication." In Erik Barnouw
(ed.). International Encyclopedia of Communication. Oxford
University Press/University of Pennsylvania, 1989.
"Gotta Go Myrtle, Technology's at the Door." In Cheris
Kramarae, (ed.). Technology and Women's Voices. London:
Routledge, 1-14, 1988.
"Talk of Sewing Machines and Sweat Shops." In Cheris
Kramarae, (ed.). Technology and Women's Voices. London:
Routledge, 147-160, 1988.
"Censorship of Women's Voices on Radio." In Sue Fisher
and Alexandra Todd, (eds.). Gender and Discourse: The Politics
of Talk. Norwood NJ: Ablex, 243-254, 1988.
"Women Take Back the Talk." In Joyce Penfield (ed.). Women and Language in Transition. Albany, NY: SUNY Press,
137-156, 1987. [co-author with Mercilee Jenkins].
"Speech Crimes Which the Law Does Not Reach." In
Susan Bremner, Noelle Caskey and Moonwomon (eds.). Proceedings
of the First Berkeley Women and Language Conference. Berkeley:
University of California, 84-95, 1986.
"Words on a Feminist Dictionary." In Cheris Kramarae
and Paula Treichler (with assistance of Ann Russo). A Feminist
Dictionary. London and New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul,
1-22, 1986. [co-author with Paula Treichler]. [Reprinted in
Deborah Cameron (ed.). 1990]
"Women Changing Words Changing Women." In Marlis
Hellinger (ed.). Spachwandel und Feministische Sprachpolitik:
Internationale Perspectiven. Wiesbaden: Westdautsche, 10-22,
1985. [co-author with Mercilee Jenkins].
"Imagining a Different World of Talk." In Elaine
Baruch and Ruby Rohrlich (eds.). In Search of Utopias: What
Do Women Want. New York: Schocken Books, 1984. [co-author
with Barrie Thorne and Nancy Henley].
"Resistance to Women's Public Speaking." In Senta
Tromel-Plotz (ed.). Gewalt durch Sprache Frankfurt: Fischer
Taschenbuch Verlag, 203-228, 1984. [An analysis of B.B.C. policies
concerning the voices and gender of radio and TV announcers,
from 1925-1970. Translated into German].
"Problems and Problems: Dimensions of Power in
a Medical Encounter." In Cheris Kramarae, Muriel Schulz
and William O'Barr (eds.). Language and Power. Beverly
Hills, Calif: Sage Publishers, 62-88, 1984. [co-author with
Paula Treichler, Richard Frankel, Kathleen Zoppi and Howard
"Toward an Understanding of Language and Power."
In Cheris Kramarae, Muriel Schulz and William O'Barr (eds.) Language and Power. Beverly Hills, Calif: Sage Publishers,
9-22, 1984. [co-author with Muriel Schulz and William O`Barr].
"Language, Gender and Society: Opening a Second Decade
of Research." In Barrie Thorne, Cheris Kramarae, and Nancy
Henley (eds.). Language, Gender and Society. Rowley,
Mass: Newbury House, 7-24, 1983. [co-author with Barrie Thorne
and Nancy Henley].
"Sex Similarities and Differences in Language, Speech,
and Nonverbal Communication: An Annotated Bibliography."
Compiled by Cheris Kramarae, Barrie Thorne, and Nancy Henley.
In Barrie Thorne, Cheris Kramarae, and Nancy Henley (eds.) Language,
Gender and Society. Rowley, Mass: Newbury House, 151-331,
"Liberating Language: Women's Speech at a Feminist Conference."
In Larry E. Larmer and Mary Kenny Badami (eds.). Proceedings
of the 2nd and 3rd Conference on Communication, Language, and
Gender. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1982, 79-93. [co-author
with Mercilee Jenkins].
"Gender: How She Speaks." In Ellen Bouchard Ryan
and Howard Giles (eds.) Attitudes Toward Language Variation:
Social and Applied Contexts. London: Edward Arnold Publishers,
"A Thief in the House: Women and Language." In Dale
Spender (ed.) Men's Studies Modified: The Impact of Feminism
on the Academic Disciplines. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 11-22,
1981. [co-author with Mercilee Jenkins].
"Introduction." In Cinthia Berryman and Virginia
Eman (eds.). Communication, Language and Sex. Rowley,
Mass: Newbury House, 1-7, 1980.
"Perceptions and Politics in Language and Sex Research."
In Philip Smith, Howard Giles, and Peter Robinson (eds.). Language:
Social Psychological Perspectives. Oxford: Pergamon Press,
"Proprietors of Language." In Sally McConnell-Ginet,
Ruth Borker, and Nelly Furman (eds.). Women and Language
in Literature and Society. New York: Praeger Publishers,
"The Problem of Orientation in Sex/Language Research."
In B.L. Dubois and I. Crouch (eds.). Sociology of the Languages
of American Women. San Antonio, Texas: Trinity University,
“Looking deeply into our past and future: Can Quan Yin help us?” Women and Language. Spring, 2010.
"Feminist invitational collaboration in a digital age: Looking over disciplinary and national borders." Women and Language, Fall 2008. [co-author with Zhang Wei]. [Deals with feminist uses of Web 2.0 technologies] With permission of the journal editor, this article is also published as a wiki at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Gender,_Communication,_and_Technology
“Muted Group Theory and Communication: Asking Dangerous Questions.” Women & Language, 18:2 (Fall 2005), 55-60.
"The Language and Nature of the Internet: The Meaning
of Global," New Media & Society 1:1 (April,
"Technology Policy, Gender, and Cyberspace," Duke
Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 4:1 (Spring 1997), 149-158.
"Centers of Change: An Introduction to Women's Own Communication
Programs." Communication Education, 45 (October
"Cross-Talk on Campus: Collegiality and Hostility,"
NACADA Journal (Academic Advising Association).
"Legal Snarls for Women in Cyberspace." Internet
Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy.
5:2, 14-24. [Expanded and revised version of "Net Gains..."
in Women's Review of Books] [co-author with Jana Kramer.]
"Talk, Sex, and Self-Help: Hite and Men's Power Anxiety."
Women's Studies in Communication 18:2 (Fall 1995), 229-244.
"Net Gains, Net Loses." Women's Review of Books,
12:5 (February 1995), 33-35. [co-author with Jana Kramer]
"Punctuating the Dictionary." International Journal
of the Sociology of Language 94 (1992), 135-154.
"Stranger Compliments: The Interpretation of Street Remarks."
Women's Studies in Communication 14:1 (Spring 1991),
75-91. [co-author with Elizabeth Kissling]
"Women Speaking From Silence: Methods of Silencing and
of Resistance." Discourse & Society 2:4 (October
1991), 387-399. [co-author with Marsha Houston]
"`I Have Been A Disappointed Woman': Lucy Stone and Others
on Education and Language Study." Center Review:
Annual Magazine of the Center for the Study of Women in Society,
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (Spring 1988), 13-16.
"Present Problems with the Language of the Future."
Women's Studies 14 (1987), 183-186.
"A Feminist Critique of Sociolinguistics." Journal
of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association 8 (May
"Women's Talk in the Ivory Tower." Communication
Quarterly 31 (1983), 118-132. [co-authored with Paula Treichler].
"Suggested Questions for Language and Gender Research."
Osnabrucker Beitrage zur Sprach Theorie, October 1979.
"Women's and Men's Ratings of Their Own and Ideal Speech."
Communication Quarterly 26 (Spring 1978), 2-11.
"Perspectives on Language and Communication." Signs:
Journal of Women in Culture and Society 3 (Spring 1978),
638-651. [co-author with Barrie Thorne and Nancy Henley].
"Small Group Process: Learning from Women." Women's
Studies International Quarterly 26 (Spring 1978), 67-84.
[co-author with Mercilee Jenkins].
"Review of U.S.A. Language and Sex Research." Osnabrucker
Beitrage zur Sprach Theorie 8 (November 1978), 93-101.
"Perceptions of Female and Male Speech." Language
and Speech 20 (April-June 1977), 151-161.
"Participants' Perception of Self and Partner in Mixed-Sex
Dyads." Central States Speech Journal 26 (Spring
1975), 52-56. [co-author with Fred Hilpert and Ruth Anne Clark].
"Sex-Linked Variations in Address Systems." Anthropological
Linguistics 17 (May 1975), 198-210.
"Women's Speech: Separate but Unequal?" Quarterly
Journal of Speech 60 (February 1974), 14-24. [reprinted
in B. Thorne and N. Henley (eds.). Language and Sex:
Difference and Dominance. Rowley, Mass: Newburg House,
"Folklinguistics." Psychology Today 8, i (June
1974), 82-85. [reprinted in Jean M. Civikley (ed.), Messages:
A Reader in Human Communication. 2nd edition. New York:
Random House, 1977.] [reprinted in Gary Goshgarian (ed.). Exploring
Language. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1977, and 1985,
4th ed.] [reprinted
in Sanford Weinberg (ed.), Messages: A Reader in Human Communication.
3rd edition. New York: Random House, 1980.] [reprinted in Michael
J. Hogan (ed.), Words and the Writer: A Language Reader.
Glenview, Ill: Scott, Foresman and Co., 1983.] [reprinted in
Melita Schaum and Connie Flanagan (eds.). Gender Images:
Readings for Composition. Cambridge, Mass: Houghton Mifflin,
"Stereotypes of Women's Speech: The Word from Cartoons."
Journal of Popular Culture 8 (Winter 1974), 622-638.
[reprinted in R. Brake (ed.), Communication in Popular Culture.
Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green Popular Press, 1975.] [reprinted
in Carol J. Boltz and Dorothy Seyler (eds.), Language Power.
New York: Random House, 1982.]
"Muted group." in Stephen Littlejohn and Karen Foss, eds. Encyclopedia of Communication Theory. Sage, 2010.
"Gender." in Anna DiStefano, Kjell Rudestam, Robert
Silverman, Susan Taira, eds. Encyclopedia of Distributed
Learning, Sage Publishing, 2003.
Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Women's Global Issues and Knowledge , (ed.), 4 volumes. New York: Routledge, 2000. [co-editor with Dale Spender; 800 contributors].
"Gender across Languages:
The Linguistic Representation of Women and Men," 3 vol.,
by Marlis Hellinger, and Hadmumod Bussmann, Journal of Pragmatics,
36:4 (2004), 803-806.
"Women, Work and Computing"
by Ruth Woodfield; and "Unlocking the Clubhouse,"
by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher, NWSA Journal, 15:2, 207-210.
ACT exams, Fairness Review Panel (of ACT test materials). American
College Testing. 1995, 1998, 2002
Consultant (1994-95) for The Chilly Classroom Climate: Guide
to Improve the Education of Women by Bernice Sandler and
Roberta Hall, National Association for Women in Education, 1996.
International Dean, Information/Techology Project, International Women's
University 2000, Hannover, Germany.
Special Undergraduate Instructional Award (for Black/white
English project) UIUC 1971
Listed on the campus "Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked
as Excellent" UIUC 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984,
1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Nominated by department for School of Humanities Teaching Excellence
Lambda Pi Eta Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award 1996
Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences for distinction as teacher and scholar. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1992-1996
Francine Merritt Award for contributions to the lives of women in the communication discipline 1992.
Awarded membership in the Wise Women’s Council of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender 2005.
CONFERENCE WORK (recent)
program committee: "Digital Cultures: Participation - Empowerment - Diversity." 5th Symposium on Gender and Information and Communication Technology, Bremen University, Germany, 5-8 March 2009, Susan Maass and Heidi Schelhouwe, organizers.
program committee: International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining. Athens, Greece, 20-22 July 2009.
TALKS, U.S. (selected)
“A Feminist Vocabulary for Now: Words from Alice Walker, bell hooks and other feminist Buddhists.” Paper prepared for the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 14-17 October, 2010 [co-author with Karla D. Scott].
“Women, Big Ideas, and Social Networking: Seven Provocative Questions.” Paper presented at Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender conference. Los Angeles, October 2009 [co-author with Zhang Wei].
"Why Is Interdisciplinary Work Important to the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender?" Panel. Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender conference. Nashville, Tenn., 16-19 October 2008.
"Alternative Language of Aging." Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender conference, Creighton University, 12, October 2007.
"Minding Our Bodies: Language for the Connections of Body and Mind." St. Louis University, 14 October 2006.
“Women in Communication Theory.” Evergreen State College. 29 April 2006
“Muted Group Theory and Communication: Asking Dangerous Questions.” George Mason University, 30 March 2005.
"Violence, Language, and Law -- What Can a Victim/Survivor
Say?" Organization for the Study of Communication, Language,
and Gender, Cincinnati, 10 October 2003.
"The Language of Ecofeminism." Organization for the Study of
Communication, Language and Gender, Minneapolis, 3 October 2002.
"The Problems of English as Global/Internet Language." St.
Cloud State University, 3, April 2002.
"Computers and Online Education: What's Sex Got to Do With
It?" St. Cloud State University, 3 April 2002.
"New Models of Cyber Education: Fantasies and Facts." NorthWest
Communication Association, Coeur d'Alene, 6 April 2001.
"Distance Learning: Digital Divide or Bridge." Charter
Oak State University, New Britain, Conn. 13 October 2000.
Online for Women? Our Future in Higher Education." National
Teleconference for Women in Higher Education, University of
Minnesota, 27-29 March 2000.
"What's Happening in Higher Education and Distance Learning?"
International Conference on Women in Higher Education, National
Association for Women in Education, New Orleans, 8-10 January
"Online, Overseas." International Fellowships Working
Group, Washington, D.C., 9 February 2000.
"Cultural Diversity in a Global Language," Communicating
Across Cultures: The Ethics of Representation conference, Western
Washington University, 21-25 June 1998. (language of the "global"
"Chilly Climate for Women," UIUC "Faculty Retreat
on Individual Differences: Teaching for Active Learning."
University of Illinois, 19 January 1996.
"Women and Men on the Internet," Agriculture Communication
staff, University of Illinois, 9 February 1996.
"Information Technology in the Classroom," Gender
and the Higher Education Classroom: Maximizing the Learning
Environment Conference, sponsored by the Duke Journal of
Gender Law & Policy. Duke University, 17 February 1996.
"Women's Studies in the New Millennium," Conference
keynote. Northwestern University, 6 March 1996.
"Climate Problems on Campus," Gender and Communication
Conference, Ohio State University and Denison University. Columbus,
Ohio, 12-13 April, 1996.
"Twenty Years of Language and Sex Research," Berkeley
Women and Language Conference. Berkeley, Calif, 18-20 April
"Sounds Bewitched: Language, Gender and Ecofeminism,"
University of Northern Iowa, 5 April 1995.
"Women and Cyberspace," University of Northern Iowa,
6 April 1995.
"Language in South African Social Movements," University
of Northern Iowa, 6 April 1995.
"Terminal Interpersonal Communication?" Conference
on Research in Gender and Communication. University of New Mexico,
7-9 April 1995.
"Gender Technological Transformation," Women in Technology.
New York Institute of Technology/NYNEX. New York, 14 June 1995.
"Gendered Ethics on the Internet," 18th Annual Conference
of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language,
and Gender. Minneapolis, 5-8 October 1995.
Presenter, WS CIC Director's Meeting in Chicago, 12-13 October
"Telling Tales about Women and Communication," Spotlight
on Scholarship program, Speech Communication Association, San
Antonio, 21 November 1995.
"Whistleblowing on the Internet," Speech Communication
Association, San Antonio, 20 November 1995.
"Electrifying Principles of Women in Education,"
Re-Visioning Design and Technology: Feminist Perspectives Conference.
Graduate School and University Center of the City University
of New York, 17-18 November 1995.
"Women's Language in 21st Century," Ad Club of Champaign-Urbana,
Illinois, 15 November 1995.
"Principles of Women, Computers, Education," Women
and Science: Celebrating Achievements, Charting Challenges.
NSF Conference. Washington DC, 13-15 December 1995.
"Talking About Virtual Reality Dreams," Lawrence
Tech. Detroit, 15 February 1994.
"How to Talk Like a Woman: 150 Years of Language/ Gender
Research," Hollins College, Roanoke, 8 March 1994.
"The Language, Behavior, Gender, Race, and Control of
Class," Conference on Research in Gender and Communication,
University of Portland, Oregon, 18-19 March 1994.
"The Language of Cyberspace," Jubilee Lecture, U
of Illinios, 23 March 1994.
"Gender Gridlock on the Internet Superhighway," Developing
an Effective and Equitable Information Infrastructure conference,
sponsored by the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
and MIT, Cambridge, Mass., 23-24 April 1994.
"Multicultural Women's Studies Scholarship," Parkland
College, Champaign, Ill, 25 May 1994.
"Women and Technology: The Virtual Library and the Disadvantaged
Majority," American Library Association, Miami, 25 July
"Lesser Work: Women's Issues in the Media," Labor
Education and Research Center, University of Oregon, 14 July
"Gender Differences in Communication," National Academic
Advising Association, Las Vegas, 10 October 1994.
"WITS on Campus: A Model," Reconciling Gender Issues,
Burlington, VT, 16-18 October 1994.
"The Status of Women in the Discipline: Reflections of
Francine Merritt Award Recipients," Speech Communication
Association, New Orleans, November 1994.
"Social and Political Contexts for Information Technology,"
Keynote for Computers and Writing Conference, University of
Michigan, 20-23 May 1993.
"Research as a Neighborly Act," 11th Annual Conference
on Research in Gender and Communication, Loyola University of
Chicago, 5-6 March 1993.
"Feminist Uses of the New Information Technologies--A
Mind Stretch?" Speech Communication Association, Miami,
28 November 1993.
"Women, Computers, and Criticism," 10th Anniversary,
Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon,
15 October 1993.
"Campus Sexual Harassment," Eastern Illinois University,
Charleston, 2 November 1993.
"Academic Talk -- Talk Issues." 10th Annual Conference
on Research in Gender and Communication. Hollins College, Roanoke,
Virginia, 6-8 March 1992.
"Women and the New Communication Revolution," Tulane
University, 24 March 1992.
"Many Ways to Silence Women" Y Faculty Forum. University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 25 January 1991.
"Is Anyone to Blame?" Keynote. Gender and
Language conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
4 April 1991.
"Race and Sex Classifications: When 'Black Man' is Racist
and 'Lady' is Sexist" Keynote. Pragmatics and Language
Learning conference. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
6 April 1991.
"The Language of Mass Media: The East, West, or South
of Which First or Third World?" International Communication
Association conference, Chicago, 24 May 1991.
"The Language of Ecofeminism." International Communication
Association, Chicago, 26 May 1991.
"A Communication Perspective on 'Different Dialogues Across
Cultures'." 8th Annual Conference on Research in Gender
and Communication, Georgia State University, 2-3 March 1990.
"Gender Issues in Computer Use." Teleliteracy program.
Ohio State University. 26 April 1990.
"Computers, Communication and Education: Science Fiction
and Fantasies." Keynote at Conference on Rhetoric and Technology.
Michigan Technological University. 2 October 1989.
"The Power of Women's Linguistic Creativity." Keynote
at Women and Power: Against All Odds conference. Bemidji State
University, Minnesota. 28 March 1987.
"Women as Technology." National Women's Studies Association
conference, Urbana-Champaign, Ill. 11-15 June 1986. [with Lana
INTERNATIONAL TALKS (selected from talks on gender/technology):
"The Language of Technoscience Connections." Conference on "Interdisciplining Knowledge Cultures? On the Politics of Translation in the Age of Technoscience" / "Interdisziplinierung? Wissentransfer adn Ubersetzungspolitik in einer neuen Technowissenschaftskultur." Braunschweig Centre for Gender Studies, Germany, 8-10 January 2009.
Gendered Designs of the Internet." University of Southern
Denmark, 16 October 2000.
"Intercultural Communication: Rethinking the Concept of
Stereotypes." Information Project, International Women's
University, Hamburg, Germany, 19 July 2000.
"Human/Computer Interaction." International Women's
Hamburg, Germany, 27 July 2000. [co-author Marsha
"Communication Issues Across Cultures," Beijing University,
China, 16 April 1999.
"Shaking the Conventions of Higher Education": Keynote,
Women, Information and Technology in Industry and Education
conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia,
4 Dec 1997.
"Future of Women and the Internet," Universität
Kiel, Germany, 15-17 Nov 1996.
"Gender on the Internet," University of Vienna, 11
Keynote: "Politics of Race Labels." "Others"
in Discourse: An International Conference on the Rhetoric and
Politics of Exclusion, Toronto, May 6-8, l993
Invited talks given at University of Natal- Durban; University
of Natal - Piertermaritzbuerg; University of Rhodes; University
of Durban-Westville; University of Cape Town; University of
Western Cape; University of Witwatersrand; University of South
Africa. Fall 1992. On race labels, sexual harassment, gender,
race and the Internet.
"International Women's Thesaurus." Fourth World Congress
on Research on Women. Hunter College, New York, 3-7 June 1990.
"Problematic Communication 'Rights'." Women and Communication
in an Age of Science and Technology conference. Toyko, Japan,
25-27 August 1988.
"The Wrong Side of the Language." Language and Gender
conference, Tromso, Norway, 6-8 October 1988.
Participant in the Women in International Development Programs
and Studies exchange project [with University of Baroda, India].
Women's ways of communicating critical issues. Summer 1987.
"Women, Communication and Technology." University
of Leiden, The Netherlands. 9 December 1986.
"Women's Culture, Talk and Technology." University
of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 3 December 1986.