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

Join Us! For the Ms. Fembot Edit-a-Thon + Hack-a-Thon Friday, March 6, 2015 and Saturday, March 7, 2015 Writers, researchers, coders, students: have you ever gone to Wikipedia looking for information about women, trans, and/or gender non-conforming scientists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, artists, activists, politicians, and others, only to find the same gender marginalizations that occur in traditional Encyclopedias? Have you…

Schools of Shame Map (SOS-Map)

This map lists universities in the US that need help addressing sexual violence: all of them. The problem of sexual violence on college campuses was very much on Fembot Collective members Hye-Jin Lee and Carol Stabile’s minds when they met at the Console-ing Passions Conference in Columbia, Missouri in April 2014. After their meeting and a long stormy drive back…

2014-15 Le Guin Science Fiction Fellowship

Deadline: 5:00 pm PST, September 5, 2014 Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, Robert D. Clark Honors College, and University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Purpose: The intention of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is to encourage research within collections in the area of feminist science fiction. The UO Libraries…

January 17: Multimodal Editing and the Future

Today, we’ll be bringing together scholars from around the US to discuss how we edit, review, and generally think about multimodal editing. The session will be led by Julia Lesage (University of Oregon) and Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College). Some preliminary notes are below, with more to come soon! =========== Notes for ADA workshop: Critiquing Multimodal Submissions Julia Lesage, Jan. 17, 2014…

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;…

Thinking critically about feminist business studies

Guest post by Mariann Hardey I am long time based at the University of Durham and situated within the Business School.  The academy at present is rather pre-occupied with their/our very noun-of-thorns-based ‘Research Excellence Framework’ (REF). For those of us positoned within ‘Business’, we have a cunning list - the Association of Busines Schools (abs) that helpfully ranks ‘all’ the journals that have the most impact…

Console-ing Passions CFP: Missouri 2014

April 10-12, 2014, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO Keynote speaker: Angela McRobbie, Professor of Communication, Goldsmiths, University of London Founded by a group of feminist media scholars and artists in 1989, Console-ing Passions held its first official conference at the University of Iowa in 1992. Since that time, Console-ing Passions has become the leading international scholarly network for feminist research in television,…

CFP: Gaming, Gamification, and Labour Politics

We are soliciting 350-500 abstracts for consideration in a special issue of the *Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds*. Gamification has been celebrated as a potential solution to problems ranging from healthcare management to employee training to education (McGonigal, 2011; Zichermann and Cunningham, 2011; Kapp, 2012; Werbach and Hunter, 2012). However, even as gamification projects are rolled out in various…