Diana Center, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Feb 16, 2018 | 6:00PM

S&F Conference: Subverting Surveillance: Strategies to End State Violence

Simone Browne, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Inderpal Grewal, Mariame Kaba, Cara Page, Nandita Sharma, and Dean Spade

This year’s Scholar and Feminist Conference will bring together a broad community of thinkers and organizers to grapple with the ever-deepening penetration of surveillance practices into everyday life, and ways to engage in self-defense against the militarized, racist police state’s demands for constant access in the name of “security” and public order.

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borders, Deportation, immigration, police, prison, self-defense, state violence, surveillance, technology

Scholar and Feminist Online 13.3 - 14.1
Fall 2016

Traversing Technologies

Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade

In “Traversing Technology,” scholars drawn primarily from the arts and humanities offer close readings of the multifaceted histories, consequences, potential adaptations and mutilations of scientific and technical productions. Uniting these diverse sites of inquiry is the necessity of movement in order to understand or act—the refusal of a god’s eye view frozen in one all seeing perspective. The authors refuse a physical/virtual division, as they map the monstrous meanings of suburban homes, dive into scatalogical biopolitical governmentalities, surface the long gendered pre-history of selfie culture, celebrate trans people of color’s poetic stitching of social wounds, trace the frequent construction of Asian Americans as racialized machines, link the prescient wisdom of the Combahee River Collective to the ways internet architecture imperils black lives, generate new opportunities to infect technology with viral feminist knowledges, and offer up the parasite as a model for our relationship to social networks.

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biopolitics, futurity, gender, race, social networks, surveillance, technology

Sally Benson: An Energy Plan for the 21st Century

Full-length lecture.

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environment, science, technology

New Media: Encoding, Decoding, Coding – Panel at Stuart Hall Conference

Panel featuring featuring Henry Jenkins, Nicholas Mirzoeff, and chair Rob King from the conference "Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique."

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activism, democracy, gender, intersectionality, media, race, technology

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Nov 17, 2015 | 6:30PM

An Energy Plan for the 21st Century

Sally Benson

ABOUT THE EVENT Global energy systems have undergone numerous transitions over human history—from wood to coal, from animals to automobiles, from candles to electric lighting. Catalysts for these changes include discovery of new energy resources, new energy conversion technologies, limitations on material and water availability, and environmental benefits from less polluting and safer energy options. Today, we are […]

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environment, science, technology

Ebonie Smith: Learning STEM through Music Production and the Arts

Closing remarks at The Scholar & Feminist Conference XL - Action on Education.

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academy, activism, arts, education, gender, science, technology

Digital Engagement in Transnational Feminisms

Plenary at "Locations of Learning: Transnational Feminist Practices," Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh (Zanan TV), Tamura Lomax (The Feminist Wire), Laura Hale (Wikipedia), and Maria-Belén Ordóñez (FemTechNet). Moderated by Catherine Sameh (BCRW).

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academy, activism, education, gender, history, media, politics, scholar & feminist, sexuality, technology, transnational

Feb 11, 2014 | 12:00PM

Strengthening Empirical Reasoning Across the Curriculum

Heather Van Volkinburg

Discussion about the need
 for stronger STEM (science, technology, engineering, 
and mathematics) education, especially for women and
 girls, abounds in the media, classrooms, and centers of policy across America. In a society focused on big data, how can women’s colleges ensure that students have the skills they will need in an evolving landscape that increasingly […]

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academy, barnard, education, gender, science, technology

Scholar and Feminist Online: 11.3
Summer 2013

Life (Un)Ltd: Feminism, Bioscience, Race

Rachel C. Lee

Like the symposium, this special issue foregrounds scholarship at the intersections of science and technology studies, feminist and queer studies, and race and postcolonial studies. The authors explore key questions emerging from the intensive biotechnological management of life that marks our age. Exploring the ways in which certain bodies and lands become, as they have for many centuries, the extractable material for scientific “discovery,” the authors make questions of gender, sexuality, and reproduction central to their queries.

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biology, class, economic justice, gender, health, history, human rights, labor, performance, pregnancy, queer, race, reproductive justice, reproductive technology, science, sexuality, technology, transgender, transnational, violence

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun: Habitual New Media

Full-length video of Wendy Hui Kyong Chun's lecture, "Habitual New Media: Exposing Empowerment."

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gender, media, sexuality, technology

James Room
Oct 10, 2013 | 6:30PM

Habitual New Media: Exposing Empowerment

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

New media technologies provoke both anxiety and hope: anxiety over surveillance and hope for empowerment. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun reveals that these two reactions complement rather than oppose each other by emphasizing how exposure is necessary in order for networks to work. Addressing the key ways that gender plays—and has historically played—into negotiating media exposure, […]

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gender, media, technology

New Feminist Solutions: Volume 8
April 2013

#FemFuture: Online Revolution

In this report, Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti build on a 2012 convening where 21 writers, activists, and educators who work in the online feminist landscape came together to discuss their needs, desires, and hopes for the online feminist future. Here they provide a cogent explanation of the power of online organizing, the risks and challenges of the current state of the field, and some possible solutions for creating a more sustainable system.

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activism, class, gender, intersectionality, media, race, technology