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Technical Female: A Gender Studies Academic in Silicon Valley

  • Melissa Gregg
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Abstract

What social, economic and material conditions prompt innovations in academic writing? How does the university create time and space for research, reflection and composure? Is a campus environment the only place where writing has such an important role in creating a measure of professional status? Can academics engage with the world beyond the conference circuit and classroom? This chapter is an attempt to answer these questions that have preoccupied my writing over many years, both within and outside the university. I document changes that transpired from my doctoral research and early blogging experiments through to the book publications that enabled me to move careers and countries. Throughout, academic writing is shown to be the primary way I have expressed and transcended the constraints of specific professional locations. Reflecting on this history, the chapter concludes with observations on the role of academic writing in the high-pace technology industry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa Gregg
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  1. 1.Client Computing GroupIntel CorporationHillsboroUSA

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