[Air-L] Leigh Star
wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Wed Mar 24 17:30:30 PDT 2010
I have sad news below, via UIUC Info Sci that Susan Leigh Star has died
unexpectedly. I Do NOT know anything more.
My memory of Leigh goes back 25 years when Bev/I were sabbaticalling in
Berkeley/SFO. I got to know Leigh then as one of Anselm Strauss' last
students. (possibly The Last.) Like Anselm she was both grounded and
bubbly. I remember how excited she was as an early adopter of the IBM PC
Jr -- despite its hard-to-use chiclet keyboard. Always willing to take
risks. (Altho we laughed at the chiclet then, people seem to be happy
Berrying and iPhoning.)
After her PhD at Cal-SFO, Leigh went on to UIUC (where she met Geoff
Bowker), UCSD, Santa Clara U, and finally at the Pitt iSchool.
Happy Hugs, Leigh.
S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director
Department of Sociology 725 Spadina Avenue, Room 388
University of Toronto Toronto Canada M5S 2J4 twitter:barrywellman
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