Wasn’t the Internet supposed to make it impossible to tell men from women? Susan Herring finds exactly the opposite: the gender of a user has a big impact on how they use the technology of computer-mediated communication. More troubling, the differences sometimes break loose as harassment.
Herring is associate professor of information science and adjunct associate professor of linguistics at Indiana University, where she often teaches on the subject of computer-mediated communications. She has also published many articles on this subject and others.
In addition to her Convocation at Drury , Herring will be the keynote speaker at the 2002 national meeting of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, held on the Drury campus.
Image courtesy of Susan Herring's Homepage at Indiana University.