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Monthly Archives: September 2012

ANNOUNCING the Fembot UnConference

Fembot Jam Session 1: An Unconference on Feminist Multimodal Publishing and Collaboration   Slightly over a year after Fembot launched its first feature, Laundry Day, members of the collective will meet in Portland, Oregon, for a two-day Unconference to discuss Fembot’s past, present, and future. Goals for this event include:   To think collectively and critically about the features Fembot…

Feminist reflections on an open peer review project

Ashley Champagne and Crystine Miller Feminist ideologies often stress the importance of revising traditional power structures, but how do teachers foster such ideologies in practice?  Considering that university classrooms are often spaces where traditional modes of power can be reified despite more progressive intentions, we wanted to explore how an open peer review process might put feminist theory into practice.…

Fembot Collective Member Awarded NCA Top Paper

Fembot Member Michelle Rodino-Colocino of Penn State recently was awarded the Top Paper for NCA’s Feminist and Women’s Studies Division for her paper titled “Post-Welfare Mothers in Wi-Fi Zones: Dreams of (Im)mobile Privatization in a Neo-Post World.” This essay explores women and mobile intimacy through the story of “Neighborhoodworks.net,”  — a community-cooperative, never-launched Wi-Fi zone in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati —…

Celebrating the Life and Work of Alexander Doty

Please join Indiana University, Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13, 2012, as we celebrate the life and work of our colleague and friend, Alexander M. Doty.  This two-day event will include screenings of some of Alex’s favorite films and presentations from luminaries in queer media studies, a field Alex helped found, reflecting on the vibrant contributions of Alex’s scholarship.…

Call for Researchers

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES INSTITUTE FOR GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES ST. AUGUSTINE UNIT Telephone: (868) 662-2002 ext. 83573/82533  |  Fax: (868) 662-2002 ext. 83572  |  Email:  igds@sta.uwi.edu ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Politics, Power and Gender Justice in the Anglophone Caribbean: Women’s Understandings of Politics, Experiences of Political Contestation and the Possibilities for Gender Transformation…