... but, it seems to me that a much more established person in my field has decided to take the same theoretical basis as my dissertation.
This is odd because, to my recollection, this person hasn't been making this argument in the past -- although, I'll have to look carefully to be sure --
And -- this person has been on panels with me in the past -- when I've used this theoretical basis to make a different argument.
The thing is, this isn't a common thread to pull. Nobody's published stuff that really uses this theoretical construct since the 1970s....
And, when I walked into the presentation room -- the person looked a bit unsettled (maybe they were pre--presentation nervous??) -- and, during the presentation, they acknowledged that our papers overlap.... yea, at the theory level.
The thing is, I'm darned sure I didn't take this idea from him/his work.... attributed or not. He does cite one of the same basic references I do -- hmmmmm.
I've had this basic argument as part of my dissertation work for years -- ('cuz I'm slow and have a 5/5).
The paper I presented last year uses it explicitly -- and that took me at least a year to develop...
I'm trying to be happy that someone is establishing this framework -- and, frankly, that the way they do it has problems I didn't raise at his presentation ('cuz someone else ignored the word 'short' in 'we can take one more short question').
I'm trying not to feel like they stole my idea.