January 17, 2023: It is with great sadness that I relay the news that i2Insights Ambassador, Julie Thompson Klein, died on January 15. A towering figure in research and education in interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity, Julie also nurtured colleagues at all levels of seniority around the world.
Where possible, she supported our endeavours, contributing written pieces and talks, and tirelessly making connections. I am grateful for her support of Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S) and i2Insights. Julie’s contributions to i2Insights can be found at https://i2insights.org/author-tag/julie-thompson-klein/
Julie eschewed tributes, but did allow a special issue of Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies titled: The Work of Julie Thompson Klein: Engaging, Extending, and Reflecting. A blog post based on one of the papers in that special issue that summarises some of her legacy can be found at: https://i2insights.org/2020/04/14/diversity-in-research-impact/
The message sent by her husband, George Klein was: Julie Thompson Klein, whose work in interdisciplinary theory and practice is well known and influential, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023, after an intense battle with cancer. I am still trying to deal with the sudden new reality of this, and I realize the vast number of her personal and professional contacts around the world is beyond my ability to capture. So please feel free to pass on this information to anyone who would want to know. At some point yet to be determined there will be a celebration of Julie’s life.
I’ll provide details of the celebration of Julie’s life when they are to hand.
January 10, 2023: Great line-up of new posts for 2023. Starts today!
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