Location: Conference Space (rooms A2, B2 and C2), 2nd floor, New Student Centre
Helen Sawyer Hogg (1905-1993) was a leading figure in both the RASC and the AAVSO for decades. Prof. Cahill, who’s doctoral thesis was on Prof. Hogg as a communicator of science, and who is presently engaged on a book about her, will talk about Helen Sawyer Hogg’s role in both organizations.
About the Speaker
Prof. Cahill’s current interest explores research about and development of successful English programs in a quickly changing and progressively technological world. Currently, she is involved in publishing on that topic, as well as editing an issue of the South Atlantic Review dedicated to sustainability of the humanities. Another one of Dr. Cahill’s passions is reading and writing about women scientists and how they write science. In her dissertation, The Stars Belong to Everyone: The Rhetorical Practices of Astronomer and Technical Communicator Helen Sawyer Hogg, she analyzes how technical communication has been and may continue to be used as an alternative voice and catalyst for success, particularly for women in science and technology, and how this practice may inform pedagogy.