*I have all of these emails printed out. I have also forwarded them to every member of my family, friends that I trust, and other 'people'.Professor Zaloom ignored many of my emails, or just told me that I have to do theassignment no matter what.
In one particularly notable email, Professor Zaloom told me that my personal stance onOWS was making 'conceptual progress in the class difficult to sustain.'
The way I interpret this statement is that Professor Zaloom asked me to stop expressingmy views in class--
by the way
according to the American Constitution, and manyacademic policies, this is both my legal and academic right
but whatever, I guessthat doesn't matter when you're Caitlin Zaloom
---because she realized I was right, or because she could not argue with me without recognizing that the assignment wascompletely illegitimate and a farce?If you have any thoughts on this, please feel free to reach out!
ismy mobile phone number and it will be on all night, as I will be waiting up until 9 am rollsaround...3.
Although it went against my core values, moral beliefs, and also made me feelunsafe, I ultimately did go to Occupy Wall Street with my class group-----two other young girls, who are quite attractive and thin, and don't look particularlyphysically fit enough to take on a potential predator, rapist, paranoidschizophrenic, etc.----just to see if I was being as melodramatic as Professor Zaloom made me feel I was.***I won't go into detail here, but let me just tell you that if anything, I hadpreviously underestimated how awful Occupy Wall Street was, and I left the parkfeeling as though I had escaped an extremely dangerous---and even, life-threatening---situation.***
After sending various emails to Professor Zaloom's account, in which Iexpressed my discomfort with the assignment for legal, academic, ethical, moral,and safety reasons, and also mentioned these things in class, she finally agreedto meet with me one last time.
During this meeting, I offered to do an alternative in one of two ways:
a. I offered to do a different ethnography, on any topic Professor Zaloom finds to beparticularly compelling.b. I offered to write an essay on Occupy Wall Street, but not an ethnography, as I hadno interest in going to, and was also genuinely afraid to go to, Occupy Wall Street.
Not only did Professor Zaloom refuse to give me an alternative, but she