Re: In Memoriam - Alexander Doty
McLaughlin, Lisa M. Dr. <mclauglm <at> MUOHIO.EDU>
2012-08-08 23:06:42 GMT
I have to say that I'm shocked and saddened by the passing of Alexander
Doty. I really didn't know him except in one sense: I was familiar with his
wonderful scholarship and asked him to review a few papers for Feminist
Media Studies, which I co-edit with Cindy Carter. Often, it is difficult to
convince very established scholars to review manuscripts for journals. I
hesitated to ask Alexander to review manuscripts, although he was the
perfect person who had the knowledge to assess the quality of certain
manuscripts. To my surprise, I didn't have to convince him to be a reviewer.
He readily agreed to take on this role in a most collegial, enthusiastic,
and professional way. As such, he served as a great teacher in his careful
reading and detailed, constructive commentary on the work submitted by a few
promising young scholars.
To Alexander Doty's family, friends, and colleagues: I am so sorry about
your loss, which is a loss for all of us whether we recognize it or not.
Lisa McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mass Communication & Program in Women¹s, Gender, and
Co-editor, Feminist Media Studies