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Call for Papers: Issue 9, Open Call

Call for papers: Open issue Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology | adanewmedia.org Issue 9, April 2016 Editors: Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University) and Nina Huntemann (Suffolk University) We invite contributions to a peer-reviewed open call issue featuring research on gender, new media and technology. We are particularly interested in contributions that exemplify Ada’s commitments to…

Join us for the Ms. Fembot Edit-a-Thon + Hack-a-Thon!

Join us on Friday, March 6, 2015 and Saturday, March 7, 2015 as we collaborate, innovate, and intervene in Los Angeles, California! Edit-A-Thon Contribute to the digital legacy of women, trans, and/or gender non-conforming scientists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, artists, activists, politicians, and others by writing them into Wikipedia at Ms. Magazine’s office in Beverly Hills. Hack-a-Thon In memory of the…

Open Peer Review of Ada Issue 7 [Open Call] Launched!

We are excited to announce that the community review for Ada, Issue 7: Open Call, edited by Carol Stabile [@castabile] and Radhika Gajjala [@cyberdivalivesl]! We encourage all members of the Fembot Collective to read and comment on the submissions. The formatting may still a work-in-progress, so we emphasize substantive feedback about content, argument, and scholarship will be much more helpful to authors…

Ada Issue 6 [Hacking the Black/White Binary] is Live!

“Our special issue asks us to think broadly across disciplines about what tools digital humanities and digital frameworks might offer to the study of race and gender. Many of the articles in the issue also ponder the converse question, placing various technological schemas and approaches in conversation with critical race theory, women of color feminisms, queer of color critique, critical…

The Fembot Toolkit: Anonymous Contribution #1

Several years ago, feminists at our university began to experience harassment from a member of our community who had a history of violent and aggressive behavior. Although this began as face-to-face harassment, it quickly migrated to online platforms. The university was reluctant to take action because they feared a lawsuit from the harasser (and in cases of sexual violence, fear…

The Fembot Toolkit

Over the past few weeks, national attention has been directed to online harassment, stalking, and death threats — actions we recognize as having been part of the online and offline lives of women, people of color, indigenous people, queer people, and their allies for many years. Fembot is no stranger to online harassment. Our members have written about it on…

Fembot Members respond to #GamerGate

Fembot Collective members joined other prominent feminist International Communication Association scholars in writing about the impacts of #GamerGate on women and feminist academics in video game studies and beyond. Fembot has posted a list of articles about #GamerGate here.

CFP: Queer Technologies in Communication

Editors: Katherine Sender, University of Auckland, k.sender@auckland.ac.nz Adrienne Shaw, Temple University, adrienne.shaw@temple.edu Abstract deadline: 30 September 2014 Decisions on abstracts: 15 October 2014 First drafts due: 28 February 2015 Second drafts due: 31 July 2015 Final drafts due: 31 October 2015 Publication: April 2016 (Volume 33, issue 2) Communication and media scholars have productively engaged with the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people…