Claire Lehmann

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Claire Lehmann
Born
ResidenceSydney, Australia
NationalityAustralian
EducationBachelor's degree in psychology and English
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
OccupationEditor-in-chief, Quillette
Years active2015–present
Known forFounder and editor-in-chief of Quillette
Children2
Websiteclairelehmann.net

Claire Lehmann (born 1985) is an Australian writer and the founding editor of Quillette.

Personal life[edit]

Claire Lehmann is the daughter of an artist and a child-care worker who grew up in Adelaide, South Australia.[1] She graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology and English from the University of Adelaide with first class honours in 2010 and was a graduate student in psychology, but dropped out after having a child. She is married and has two children.[2] She is the daughter-in-law of the poet Geoffrey Lehmann.[3]

Career[edit]

Lehmann founded Quillette in October 2015,[4][5] with the goal of publishing intellectually rigorous material that makes arguments or presents data not in keeping with the contemporary intellectual consensus.[1][4][6][7][8] According to the national newspaper The Australian, Lehmann's choice to publish "a story about the sacking of Google engineer James Damore, who had written an internal memo criticising the company’s push for diversity and what he called 'an ideological echo chamber'" precipitated her venture's success.[5][9][10][11][12] Her website was temporarily shut down by a DDoS attack following publication of the piece.[13][14]

Lehmann has contributed to a variety of publications, including The Guardian; Harvard Kennedy School Review; in Spanish for Tercera Cultura;[15][16][17] Scientific American;[18] Commentary;[19] Rebel Australia, part of the Canadian The Rebel Media network;[20] the American Jewish online magazine Tablet; [21] and ABC News (Australia).[22]

Bari Weiss regards Lehmann as one of the leaders of the Intellectual Dark Web, a group of intellectuals who are "determined to resist parroting what’s politically convenient".[7][23][24][25][26][1] The Sydney Morning Herald named Lehmann in their "Ten Aussies who shook the world in tech and media in 2018".[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lester, Amelia. "The Voice of the 'Intellectual Dark Web': Claire Lehmann's online magazine, Quillette, prides itself on publishing 'dangerous' ideas other outlets won't touch. How far is it willing to go?". Politico Magazine (November/December 2018). ISSN 2381-1595.
  2. ^ Lehmann, Claire. "BIO". Claire Lehmann. Retrieved 1 October 2018. Before starting Quillette, I was a grad-student in psychology, but dropped out after having a baby. I graduated from The University of Adelaide with First Class Honours in 2010.
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/1067239144865259521
  4. ^ a b Dale, Helen (2 June 2018). "Australia's Mistress of the Intellectual Dark Web". The Spectator. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b Macken, Deirdre (July 19, 2018). "Centre stage in the culture war". The Australian. Archived from the original on July 19, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018. Last August, 'everything changed' when Lehmann published a story about the sacking of Google engineer James Damore, who had written an internal memo criticising the company’s push for diversity and what he called “an ideological echo chamber”. She had commissioned four scientists to review Damore’s comments, mostly favourably, and the story was published just as he was sacked.
  6. ^ Beck, Chris (8 May 2018). "Claire Lehmann's Forum for the Intellectual Dark Web". Splice Today. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b Weiss, Bari (8 May 2018). "Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web; An alliance of heretics is making an end run around the mainstream conversation. Should we be listening?". New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  8. ^ Wooley, Charles (August 26, 2018), Age of outrage: Part one - Science proves we’re getting high on hate (Television production), Willoughby, New South Wales: 60 Minutes Australia, event occurs at 4:07, 6h_4_lEm5fY, retrieved October 2, 2018, She's the editor of Quillette an online magazine she started up to give voice to writers shunned by the mainstream media.
  9. ^ "The Google Memo: Four Scientists Respond". Quillette. August 7, 2017. Archived from the original on August 16, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Young, Cathy (August 8, 2017). "Googler fired for diversity memo had legit points on gender". USA Today. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Brooks, David (August 11, 2017). "Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google's C.E.O." The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 11, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Shermer, Michael (September 2017). "The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism: The roots of the current campus madness". Scientific American. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  13. ^ Airaksinen, Toni (August 9, 2017). "Libertarian Site Suffers DDoS Attack After Supporting Google Worker". PJ Media. Archived from the original on August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017. Quillette Magazine, a small but respected libertarian publication based in Australia, suffered a DDoS attack Tuesday after publishing an article supportive of James Damore, the fired Google memo writer.
  14. ^ Leef, George (August 11, 2017). "Ideas (Like the Bad Ones Kids Learn in College) Have Consequences". National Review. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017. A much less covered story was the taking down (at least temporarily) of a site, Quillette.com, that had posted commentary favorable to the Google engineer’s memo about the company’s diversity policies.
  15. ^ "Claire Lehmann". The Guardian. Retrieved October 1, 2018. Claire Lehmann is a Sydney-based freelance writer. Her work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Harvard Kennedy School Review, and has been translated into Spanish for Tercera Cultura.
  16. ^ Lehmann, Claire (February 10, 2014). "Digital Mobs & Outrage Generation". Kennedy School Review. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Autor: Claire Lehmann". Tercera Cultura (in Spanish). Archived from the original on October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Stories by Claire Lehmann". Scientific American. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  19. ^ "Claire Lehmann, Author at Commentary". Commentary. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  20. ^ "Claire Lehmann || ARCHIVES". The Rebel Media. Retrieved October 1, 2018. Claire has written op-eds and feature articles for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, ABC’s The Drum, and Quillette. Her essays have also been cited in the National Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Australian, and The Spectator.
  21. ^ "Claire Lehmann, Author at Tablet Magazine". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  22. ^ "Claire Lehmann". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2014-07-07. Retrieved October 2, 2018. Claire Lehmann is a freelance writer and editor of Quillette Magazine.
  23. ^ Edroso, Roy (14 May 2018). "Conservatives Cheer the Latest Right-Wing Supergroup, the Intellectual Dark Web". The Village Voice. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  24. ^ Daum, Meghan (March 16, 2018). "A new movement to speak truth to identity politics is our best hope against regressive thinking". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 17, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018. The nest of free thinkers includes, to name just a few, Claire Lehmann, founder and editor of the online magazine Quillette, the bioethicist and author Alice Dreger, and Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying.
  25. ^ Beres, Derek (March 5, 2018). "These are the women behind the Intellectual Dark Web". Big Think. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  26. ^ Daum, Meghan (March 22, 2018). "Speaking truth to identify politics". Providence Journal. Archived from the original on March 24, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  27. ^ McDuling, John (2018-12-25). "Ten Aussies who shook the world in tech and media in 2018". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-12-25.

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