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Statement by Feminist Scholars on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a sizeable minority of the U.S. electorate chose to send billionaire Donald Trump, an avowed sexist and an unrepentant racist, who has spent nearly forty years antagonizing vulnerable people, to the White House. Spewing hatred at women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and those with disabilities is Trump’s most consistent, and well-documented form of public…

Affirming Core Values of HASTAC and the Futures Initiative

We write today to reaffirm our core values of intellectual freedom and education as a public good, and to invite you, our members, to use these two networks, HASTAC and the Futures Initiative, to fight for those values, especially at this time when they are being severely threatened. We are urgently aware, at the present moment, of the recent violations…

UO Values Global Engagement and International Scholars

(Photo Credit:Shehram) The United States has historically attracted and welcomed people from around the globe who helped build our nation, made scientific discoveries, contributed to the arts, fueled our economy, and created our diverse civic culture. Our nation’s first president, George Washington, observed that the “bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respected stranger, but…

Post-Election Message to ASA Members from the Council of the American Studies Association

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency represents a dangerous crossroad. The executive actions that ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries and prohibit entry by refugees, expand the wall between the United States and Mexico, and those that have approved the advance of the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines, exemplify these dangers. These acts of exclusionary nationalism and the ongoing abrogation of…

Languages Out Loud, Nov. 29–an invitation

University of Oregon: In response to reports of colleagues and students who have felt uneasy speaking languages other than English—particularly Spanish—in public in the days since the election, and out of a wish to celebrate and make audible as well as visible the many, many languages we speak, this is an invitation for everyone to participate in a multi-lingual “speak…

Now live: Ada Issue no. 10

Congratulations to Issue Editors Carol Stabile (University of Oregon), Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University), and Sarah T. Hamid for the launch of Ada: A Journal of New Media and Technology, Issue no. 10.   Ada Issue no. 10, offers scholarly analyses that attempt to make sense of the various approaches to gender and race discrimination and new surveillance methods,…

Ada Issue no. 10: Open Peer Review has been Launched!

 OPR Now Live We are excited to announce that the community review has begun for Ada, Issue 10: Open Call, edited by Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University) and Carol Stabile (University of Oregon), forthcoming November 2016. Feminist Interventions on Scholarly Review We encourage all members of the Fembot Collective to read and comment on the submissions. The formatting may still be…

The Ms. Fembot Archives

Ms. Fembot: Two days of feminist innovation, education, and collaboration with The Fembot Collective, Ms. Magazine, and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Ms. Fembot 2015 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…

#msfembot2016: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon Remote Participation

The Fembot Collective, in collaboration with Ms. Magazine and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is gearing up for two days of feminist innovation, education, and collaboration in sunny Hollywood, CA! Day 1 of the #msfembot2016: A Digital Initiative for Civic Engagement, the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, marks our second annual gathering at the Ms. Magazine headquarters with feminists from…

Ada Issue no. 9: Open Call now in Open Peer Review

OPR Now Live We are excited to announce that the community review has begun for Ada, Issue 9: Open Call, edited by Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University) and Carol Stabile (University of Oregon), forthcoming May 2016.   Feminist Interventions on Scholarly Review We encourage all members of the Fembot Collective to read and comment on the submissions. The formatting may still…

Save the Date! Ms. Fembot 2016: A Digital Initiative for Civic Engagement

March 11th – 12th  •  Beverly Hills, CA Friday, March 11th, Ms. Magazine, Beverly Hills: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to contribute figures, movements, organizations, and ideas historically marginalized because of gender, race, and sexuality into Wikipedia. Help us make sure that the virtual world of free and accessible knowledge offers a gender inclusive history. Learn how to make effective, engaging entries and improve on…