Hi 2014 Hastac Scholars!
My name is Jacquie Wallace and this is my second year as part of the Hastac Scholar community. I'm a PhD Candidate (ABD) in Communication Studies in my final year at Concordia University in Montreal. Before returning to the academy, I worked for nearly a decade in various media and tech start-ups at the intersection of creativity and commerce. I am a former co-founder and VP, International of Veer Inc. (veer.com) and Veer Europe GmbH, the award-winning visual media and design company serving creatives in advertising, publishing and new media, and a co-founder of the boutique social media agency, All Beef Media.
Returning to the academy, I wanted to study the experience of women working in the creative industries and particularly new modes of flexible work and cultural production enabled by neworked techologies, against the backdrop of a post-feminist consumer culture. I am now working towards complementing my dissertation research on the micro-economies of DIY design + craft, women’s creative labour and informal production networks, including a case study of Etsy.com, the global marketplace for handmade goods. I am is also an advisory board member of the Fembot Collective, a scholarly collaboration promoting research on gender, new media, and technology and publisher of the ADA journal.
I look forward to hearing from others with similar research interests and would love to connect and collaborate closely with other Hastac Scholars.