Given the recent rise of the "selfie," both as a phenomenon and as a site for critical analysis following its designation of 2013's Word of the Year, we are interested in examining both its utility in projects of self-representation. What seems especially interested is the ways in which the selfie has recently been deployed as a political tool, one through which marginalized groups can draw attention to the discursive structures that create that marginalization.
Feminist and Queer Studies Working Group 2014
- In recent years, online misogyny has become a major concern for women. As a new wave of feminist / female bloggers, journalists, activists and gamers have attempted to assert their presence on the internet, there has been a concerted backlash against both feminism and women generally. This special...
- The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a scholar trained in social science methods whose research is non-US based. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work focuses on the global south and is interdisciplinary in...United States
- Feminist Encounters with Wikipedia Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College 65 West 11th Street (Room B500), 5th Floor New York, NY 10003 This panel will address systemic gaps in participation in editing Wikipedia, where the editor base is...65 West 11th StreetWollman Hall, Eugene Lang College - Room B500, 5th FloorNew York, NY 10003United States