April 2, 2010

"Ten Most Cited Female Faculty 2005-2009."

A special list, because the "Ten Most Cited Faculty 2005-2009" is 100% male.

(Via Orin Kerr.)

14 comments:

rhhardin said...

Women can't do the cult of expertise thing.

Eric said...

People who obsess over the success of others are just creepy.

Paddy O. said...

"One day of this blog is more intellectually stimulating than most professors' entire careers."

In legal circles is there any interest in "vernacular law"? In theology and history and other subjects there are branches that really emphasize communicating on the level of a wider audience. Not just as a way of slumming, but as a way of sharpening arguments and discovering nascent trends.

The ability to communicate complicated subjects in an approachable way generally suggests a mastery of a subject. Language doesn't have to be a disguise for unformed thought.

David said...

Random Observations & Questions:

If you sorted for age (thus to a degree experience and name recognition), would that explain anything? Are these mostly older profs?

Are women writing in areas that people are not that interested in? If so, why?

Are women excluded from teaching areas that people are most interested in because of the overhang of older male faculty?

Is it just a boys' club?

Given this record, why do professors at leading law schools get to lecture us/influence legislation/sit on influential commissions/pontificate about equality?

Is the law faculty thing simply not a meritocracy at all, sexism aside. (I come from the world of large law firms, where--contrary to myth--a more talented female will ace out a less talented male most of the time.)

I really find the results of this study utterly astonishing. I believe women are the majority of law school graduates now. What does this tell us about law schools.

Some Obama snark now. The Obama administration is without doubt a boys' club. The government isn't, because Nancy Pelosi has kicked male ass in the House of Representatives.

Query: how many African-American professors on this list?

Chase said...

What Jason said. Each liberal that visits here is either a little smarter or angrier afterwards; the difference between the responses is an indicator of moral character.

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry, I had to delete some people.

It is a distraction and trolling to take shots at me.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Althouse: Sorry, I had to delete some people.

Serves me right for saying something nice!

David said...

Deletion with extreme prejudice? (Internet style, of course.)

Jason (the commenter) said...

I have to take back what I said:

"One day of this blog is more intellectually stimulating than most professors' entire careers."

If the profuse criticism of Althouse as was done by one commenter is not allowed, than neither should be my profuse praise. The deletion of the criticism makes what I said a lie anyway.

bagoh20 said...

Surly the Most Sighted Faculty at coffee shops would be our host.

And I can't believe Jeremy didn't make that list. Nobody produces more volume of quality thought than that girl.

Jeffrey said...

Yeah, but Ann...why did you delete my post? I just made a gentle gibe about misspelling Orin Kerr's name (although misspelling isn't the right word..."confusing?").

Certainly didn't mean to be a troll. And now I feel wounded at being misconstrued as one!

Whatevs, I guess it's not so hard to see why you might be a bit edgy about trolling recently. Thanks, Mobys!

Ann Althouse said...

@Jeffrey Sorry, but after I did the correction, it was distracting, especially as the first comment.

@Jason The problem was that your post was left referring to something that wasn't there.

traditionalguy said...

Have they done chromosome testing?

In the Mood said...

Jason's writing
"If the profuse criticism of Althouse as was done by one commenter is not allowed, than neither should be my profuse praise. The deletion of the criticism makes what I said a lie anyway."

is much more devastating than any thing I could have written.

Thank you for your honest assessment Jason. Althouse is only for free speech when it is in her favor. In other words, she is a phony.