Position: Chair
The collegiality and intellectual curiosity of the 8.2 community has been a touchstone throughout my academic career and this makes me keen to sustain, and if possible strengthen, that community for future scholars by acting as an Officer of the Group. As the IS field evolves, not always in ways that are sympathetic to the types of research that the 8.2 community are associated with, it is important to continue to respond to these developments and to offer a challenge to the often unquestioned assumptions on which popular and mainstream IS accounts of these changes rest. Theoretically and methodologically WG8.2 has contributed significantly to enriching our understanding of IS phenomena, but its ability to do so depends on the continuing vibrancy of the community. As incoming Chair of the Group I hope to play a part in ensuring this.
Status: Hopeful