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Author Archive for Bryce Peake

Bryce Peake is an Assistant Professor of Media & Communication Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Trained as a media anthropologist and historian of communication, his research and teaching use practice theoretical frameworks to investigate post/colonial media technosciences, information politics, feminist social theory, and research praxis in politically contested spaces. His work has been published in _Cultural Studies_, _Communication & Critical Cultural Studies_, AnthropologyNOW, and _Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology_.

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: Thinking Gender, 2014 (24th annual graduate student research conf)

Thinking Gender is a public conference highlighting graduate student research on women, gender and/or sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods, including future ones. We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels on any topic pertaining to women, gender, and/or sexuality. This year, we especially welcome feminist research on: privacy, diversity, and/or demographics in the age of big data;…

Unconference Proposals

We’re very excited about the upcoming unconference! This post is a place where we are collecting proposals for sessions (in the comment section). You may propose a new session, or, if there is one similar to the session you want to propose, feel free to comment on it and offer a friendly amendment. We have a specific number of panels…

Ada LAUNCHED TODAY!

Dear Community, Today, we are happy to announce the launch of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology. After three years of difficult and exciting conversations, the next stage of Fembot has become a reality. This issue of Ada maps the field of Feminist Media Studies, always nodding to the necessity of the open platform as a site for political…

Media #FAIL: Catholicism and gender-race consciousness…

I don’t even know where to begin with this: Mohawk woman loses her parents in a smallpox epidemic — in a region decimated by diseases brought by European colonists and attacks by the French (followed by those Colonialist shock troops — the Jesuits), dies at the age of 24, then pope (not known for his progressive ideas), seated “on a…

Media #FTW- Australian Prime Minister PWNs misogynist

After the leader of the opposition in the Australian Parliament provided a lecture on ‘reverse sexism,’ the Prime Minister argued that reverse sexism is not a problem: misogyny and sexism, on the part of the Opposition, is the problem. Prime Minister Gillard’s speech reveals exactly how “reverse sexism” is often used as a tool to silence women who target male privilege, and…

Media #Fail- Homophobic Comics

This really goes beyond the usual homophobia on college campuses and is illustrative of a context in which the penalties for not conforming to heterosexuality are unequivocally violent. Not surprising that it’s the same state that gave us the most repressive anti-immigrant legislation in the south, Arizona Senate Bill 1070. See Karma Chavez’s groundbreaking work on the connections between anti-immigrant politics and homophobia…