The First Hector Hammerly Memorial Lecture on Academic Mobbing
April 11, 2008
University of Waterloo
Sponsored jointly by the Department of Sociology,
the Program in Peace and Conflict Studies,
and a bequest from the estate of Hector Hammerly

Joan E. Friedenberg
Florida Atlantic University
The Anatomy of an Academic Mobbing






Friedenberg's lecture available from Mellen Press!

In late 2008, The Edwin Mellen Press published its latest title on workplace mobbing: The Anatomy of an Academic Mobbing, edited, with a lengthy introduction by Kenneth Westhues. The book includes the revised and fully annotated text of Joan Friedenberg's lecture in memory of Hector Hammerly, along with Hammerly's own posthumous essay on the circumstances of his ouster from Simon Fraser University. Click here for the publisher's webpage on the book, and follow the links to order your copy online.

  • Click here for abstract and and Friedenberg's bio.
  • Click here for pre-lecture slide show.

    Click below for video clips of the five successive parts of the lecture
  • Part One: Introduction, By Kenneth Westhues
  • Part Two: Composite of a mobbing case
  • Part Three: Characteristics of mobbing
  • Part Four: Development of research on mobbing
  • Part Five: Conclusion

Below: University of Waterloo, April 11, 2008. Joan Friedenberg with (left to right) Herbert Richardson, founder of the Edwin Mellen Press, Toronto journalist Philip Mathias, Mark Schneider, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Southern Illinois University, and Kenneth Westhues, Professor of Sociology at Waterloo.

Thanks to Rachel Morrison, Hannah Masterman, the UW Audio-Visual Department and the Arts Computing Office for assistance in preparation of this webpage.