A NOTE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
As we come to the close of a challenging semester, I am reminded of the inspiring conversations, critical insights, and crucial resources the BCRW community has provided over the past few months. I want to thank you for the part you play in this community. Thank you for joining us at our lectures, conferences, film screenings, and activist dialogues; for sharing our videos, Scholar and Feminist articles, and other resources with your communities. Thank you most of all for asking questions, sharing insights, challenging us, and contributing to our collective work. All of this is critical to the work we have ahead of us in the months and years to come.
Below you will find video recordings from some of our major events this semester, as well as a selection of recent BCRW initiatives.
We look forward to reconnecting in the new year as we work together to build a better world. Wishing you a warm and restful holiday season!
Director, Barnard Center for Research on Women
Image from Activism in Context: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Organizing in the Shadow of the 2016 Elections
FALL 2016 EVENTS
SOCIAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE
This fall, BCRW was thrilled to launch our next chapter of activist-academic collaborations: the Social Justice Institute. The inaugural cohort includes Activists-in-Residence Reina Gossett, Cara Page, Tarso Ramos, and Dean Spade, and Researcher-in-Residence Andrea Ritchie. Read more about the Social Justice Institute here.
THE PERSONAL THINGS
THE SCHOLAR & FEMINIST ONLINE 13.3-14.1: TRAVERSING TECHNOLOGIES
This issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, edited by Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade, investigates the complex entanglement of technical systems with the human and non-human elements they were built by, for, within, and against. Recognizing the visible roots of dominant technologies—from biological waste removal to internet infrastructure—in the demands of the state, the military, and the corporation, these authors surface and incite alternative engagements.
As the editors write in their introduction, these essays navigate “issues of equity and social inclusion, race and racialization, intersectionality, the discriminatory impacts of surveillant assemblages, and the fate of feminist and queer techno-futures”—with important repercussions for our present decisions. Drawing on decades of feminist work in science and technology studies, these authors mark a new path through shifting terrain.
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