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Author Archive for Bryce Peake

Bryce Peake is a PhD Candidate in Media Studies at the University of Oregon. His research focuses on the somatic histories of gender, sound technology, and structural imperialism, applying feminist and postcolonial iterations of practice theory to the field of sound studies. He is currently writing a historical ethnography about colonial masculinity and the emergence of listening as a cultural technology in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. Bryce is a founding member of the Fembot Collective, and served as the webmistress for Fembot and Ada for the first 5 years of the project’s life.

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…