Vivian Shaw is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a 2011-2012 HASTAC Scholar. Her research examines media and popular culture as environments producing historical and transnational articulations of race, memory, and political discourse. Vivian is a co-investigator for the Connected Learning Research Network, an Austin-based ethnographic project headed by UT's Department of Radio, Television, and Film and funded by the MacArthur Foundation through its Digital Media and Learning Initiative. She is a Column Editor for FlowTV (http://flowtv.org), a Managing Editor of Intersections: Women's and Gender Studies in Review across Disciplines, an interdisciplinary graduate student journal, and co-facilitator for UT's Department of Sociology Race and Ethnicity Group. Vivian blogs at HASTAC and at http://veegee.tumblr.com.