Who gets cited in your discipline? What if exploring that question led to death threats? “Why these professors are warning against promoting the work of straight, white men” is the Washington Post’s take on Drs. Carrie Mott(Rutgers) and Daniel Cockayne (UWaterloo)’s peer-reviewed article on the politics of citation. The alt-right was not happy. PhDiva Xine talks to these feminist geographers about the dangers of public scholarship, academic vs. mainstream media timelines of production and attention, and their allyship as white scholars trying to center conversations led by women of color. What happens to academic freedom for junior scholars, especially those underrepresented, in an increasing precarious profession?
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Tressie Cottom McMillan’s essay “Everything But the Burden: Publics, Public Scholarship, and Institutions”: tressiemc.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/ev…institutions/
Mott and Cockayne’s article “Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement’”: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080…rnalCode=cgpc20
Washington Post’s representation of their work: www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking….166bfc119367
Dr. Carrie Mott: geography.rutgers.edu/people/faculty…72-mott-carrie
Dr. Daniel Cockayne: uwaterloo.ca/geography-environm…es/daniel-cockayne