Activism, Projects, Service
Activities and Honors [–]
- American Library Association, Subcommittee on
Intellectual Property (Committee on Legislation), 2007-present.
- Life Sciences Society, Advisory
Board: Open Source & Open Content Advisor, 2005-present.
- Workshop Participant, "Intellectual Property Clinics Meeting," American
University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21-22, 2006.
- Election Protection Coalition, Electronic Voting Machines Group; 2004; 2006.
- Workshop Participant, "Educational Fair Use," Harvard University, Berkman Center
for Internet & Society, Cambridge, MA, May 18, 2006.
- Workshop Participant, "Economics of Open Content," Cambridge, MA, Jan. 23-24,
- Computers, Freedom & Privacy, 2004, Program
- Student Service, Boalt Hall School of Law, 2000-03.
- Boalt.org, Board, 2000-03.
Helped organize speakers' series; helped student groups
get online; helped individual students with technical
problems; worked with the school to improve technology;
maintained Boalt.org website & student support services.
- Prisoner Action Coalition (PAC), Member, 2000-02.
Research & layout for factsheet on women in California
prisons; helped organize prisoner art exhibit;
developed website for PAC.
- National Lawyer's Guild, Member, 2001-03.
- Coalition for Diversity, Member, 2000-03.
- Boalt Hall LGBT
Caucus, Member, 2000-03.
- Loan Repayment Student Advocacy Committee, 2000-02.
- American Library Association, Gay Lesbian Bisexual Task Force, Book
Awards Committee, 1998-2000.
- American Society for Information Science (ASIS), Chicago Chapter.
(Board; Publications Editor, 1994-96.)
- Progressive Librarians Guild, Member, 1993-2000.
- Intellectual Liberty / Technology Law
- Workers' rights vis-a-vis intellectual property
- "Fair Use for Creators: First Amendment Rights of Intellectual Workers, Artists and Inventors to Use and Develop
Intellectual Works Assigned to Their Employers" (unpublished draft; 2003-present)
- Propertization of and access to scientific information
- Software reagents & Reproducibility: Closed access, closed source, open source
- Patent Disputes & Essential Reagents, Methods, & Equipment
- Government/Political Misuses & Misrepresentations of Scientific Data
- Preservation & access issues
- Archiving openly distributed content with ambiguous rights declarations
- Oral History & Intellectual Property
- Archives & Special Collections - best practices for permission to
reproduce, publish, digitize
- Preservation, protection, & access to indigenous culture &
- First Amendment
- Prisoners' First Amendment rights (2002-03)
- Servicemembers' First Amendment rights (2005-present)
- CounterRecruitment Access to Schools (2005-present)
- Electronic Voting Machines (2004)
- Social Change and Utopian Impulses in History and Literature
- Early history of progressive activism in computer science
- Red Diaper Babies & Transformative Moments: An Oral History of
Radicalization & Political Awakenings
- Radical Representations: Attorneys for Anarchists and Labor
- Anarchist Biographies - Summer 2006 Reading Group
- Anarchist Biographical
- Utopian & fantastic speculation in literature
- Program Committee, Wiscon 31 (2007)
- "Age and Gender Intersections in Science Fiction & Fantasy" (with Liz
Henry; essay for Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia, in press,
- "Information and Intellectual Property
Concepts in Science Fiction/Fantasy: A preliminary bibliography" (2004-2006)
- 19th & 20th century "War Between the Sexes" in literature.
- Editor, FeministSF.org,
- Broad Universe, Advisory Board,
- Moderator, WisCon 30, May 27, 2006, "Who Wants a Revolution? Will a
Reform Do?" (panel discussion on revolution; transcript to be published in anthology from
- Wiscon 21, 1997.
"Lavendar-Tinted Glasses: Gay Issues in SF" (panel with Victor Raymond, Kathy Sidles, Denys
Howard); other panels with Liz Henry; Volunteered with newsletter, screenings room.
- Feminist Bookstore News, Science Fiction review columnist, with
Heather Whipple, 1997-1999. [Archive of
Activism, Community, Issues
- Wikipedia, 2005-06. User:Lquilter.
- Issues of particular concern include:
- Lack of gender & ethnic diversity among Wikipedians.
- Inadequate representation of notable women in Wikipedia articles.
- Copyright-related topics.
- Same-Sex Marriage, 2004. ("Municipal Anarchy")
- Against the War, 2003.
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), Chicago Chapter, Member, 1995-97.
Alternative Coverage of the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
(Internet Services Coordinator, 1996-97.) [+]
- Chicago Coalition
for Information Access, Board. (1996-97.) [+]
- Volunteer work:
- G.I. Rights Hotline (Counselor, 2006-present)
- WOMAN, Inc. [Women Organized to Make Abuse Non-Existent]
(Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor, 1998.)
- Digitization assistance for several information access projects,
including the CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility) Archives;
Project Gutenberg; AK Press; Spunk; and the Gerber/Hart Gay, Lesbian Bisexual
Archives in Chicago, Illinois, 1993-97.
- Work with community bookstores: The New World Resource Center (1995-96) and the
Autonomous Zone (A-Zone) (1996).
Last modified October 05, 2008.