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Melodie Joy Fox

Melodie Joy Fox

PhD Candidate

611310 School of Information Studies
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Melodie Joy Fox

PhD Candidate

Education

M.L.I.S., Master of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005

M.A., English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2001

B.A., English (writing concentration); Minor: music (piano performance), University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN, 1996

Research Interests 

Social Consequences of Organization of Information
Classification
Subject Analysis
Gender and Epistemology
Epistemology

Courses Taught

LIBS100: Introduction to Information Literacy and Research

ENGL099: Pre-College English

ENGL100: Composition and Research

ENGL110: Oral Presentations

ENGL230: Writing for Business and Technology

ENGL305: Advanced Research and Writing

COMM101: Written Communication

COMM102: Communication Skills for Career Growth

Sample of Scholarly Activity

Fox, M.J. (2014). Enabling gender-inclusivity in LIS education through epistemology, ethics, and essential questions. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) 55(3). 241-249. Refereed.

Fox, M.J. (2014). Legal discourse’s epistemic influence on gender classification in four editions of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October 18, 2014. Refereed.

Fox, M.J. (2014). Using discourse analysis to detect epistemic influence on formal gender classification. eHumanities Institute, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands. April 3, 2014.Invited.

Fox, M.J. (2014) Medical discourse’s influence on gender classification in three editions of the Dewey Decimal Classification.  In Wiesław Babik, (ed.), Knowledge Organization in the 21st Century: Between Historical Patterns and Future Prospects: Proceedings of the 13th International ISKO Conference, May 19-22, 2014. Krakow, Poland. 228-225. Wurzburg: Ergon Verlag. Refereed.

Fox, M.J. & Olson, H.A. (2013). Essentialism and care in a female-intensive profession. In Rebecca Dean and Patrick Keilty (eds.), Gender, Sexuality, Information: A Reader, Los Angeles: Library Juice Press. Refereed.

Fox, M.J. & Reece, A.M. (2013). The impossible decision: Social tagging and Derrida’s deconstructed hospitality. Knowledge Organization 40(4). 260-265. Refereed. (Judged one of four highest ranking papers by program committee at the North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization Conference).

Fox, M.J. (2012). Communities of practice, gender and social tagging. In A. Neelameghan and K.S. Raghavan (eds.), Categories, Relations and Contexts in Knowledge Organization: Proceedings of the Twelfth International ISKO Conference, 6-9 August 2012, Mysore, India. 352-358. Wurzburg: Ergon Verlag. Refereed.

Fox, M.J. & Reece, A. M. (2012). Which ethic? Whose morality?: An analysis of ethical standards for the organization of information. Knowledge Organization 39(5). 377-383. Refereed.

Fox, M.J. & Olson, H.A. (2012). Feminist epistemologies and knowledge organization. In Hur-li Lee and Richard Smiraglia (eds.), Cultural frames of knowledge. Wurzburg: Ergon Verlag. 79-98. Invited.

Fox, M.J. (2012) Book Review [of Szostak 2003 and 2004]. Knowledge Organization 39(4), 300-304. Refereed.

Fox, M.J. (2012). Rhetorical space and the ontogeny of women in the DDC. Doctoral Student Symposium. Special Interest Group: Classification Research: The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Conference: October 26, 2012, Baltimore, MD. Refereed.

Martinez-Avila, D., Fox, M.J., and Olson, H.A. (2011). Intersectionality in users of library knowledge organization systems: Lessons learned from the misrepresentation of Latina lesbians. Paper presented at the First Annual Conference of International Society for Knowledge Organization, Brazil Chapter. October 21-22, Brasilia, Brazil.

Fox, M.J. (2011). Prototype theory: An alternative concept theory for categorizing sex and gender? North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, June 16, 2011, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. *Judged one of highest ranking papers by program committee

Olson, H.A. & Fox, M.J. (2010). Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Exploring the social. Oxford, UK: Libraries Unlimited.

Fox, M.J. & Olson, H.A. (2010). A Warning and an antidote: Essentialism and care in a female-intensive profession. Presentation given at ALISE 2010: Creating a Culture of Collaboration, Gender Issues SIG: Collaborating to Address Gender Issues. January 16, 2010, Boston, MA.

Coyne, K., Miller, S.E., Olson, H.A., Fox, M.J. (2009). Trust, authority and power: The intersection of IO professionals with users, standards, and institutions. Panel presented at the Ethics of Information Organization Conference, May 22-23, 2009, Milwaukee, WI.

Fox, M.J. (2008). Woman’s Building Library: A relational database. Presentation given at Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL, June 5, 2008.

Fox, M.J. (2008). Woman’s Building Library: A relational database. Presentation given at the Seminar in the History of the Book. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, February 22, 2008.

Wadsworth, S. & Fox, M.J. (2007). Regionalism, women’s writing, and the Chicago world’s fair. Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publication (SHARP) Annual Conference: “Open the Book, Open the Mind.” July 11- 14, 2007, Minneapolis, MN.

Miller, S.E., Fox, M.J., Olson, H.A., & Lee, H.L. (2006). “Great expectations: Professionals’ perceptions and knowledge organization curricula.” Proceedings of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) annual conference, July 4-6, 2006.

Professional Societies/Memberships

International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO)
Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE)
Society for the History of Authorship, Readership, and Publication (SHARP)
American Library Association (ALA)
Wisconsin Library Association (WLA)
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)