Feminist writers discuss what the new digital landscape means for them—how to deal with a constant barrage of critiques and suggestions, how race and gender impact the ways communities form online, the ethics of live-tweeting academic conferences, and more. From #twittergate to the necessary limitations of identity in digital networks, these academics and journalists take a fresh look at the complicated practice of performing feminist labor online.
Panelists in this roundtable discussion include:
- Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk): Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University; Co-founder of and blogger for The Crunk Feminist Collective
- Gail Drakes (@gaildrakes): Associate Faculty at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
- Dana Goldstein (@danagoldstein): Journalist; Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation; Puffin fellow at The Nation Institute
- Courtney Martin (@courtwrites): author, blogger, and speaker; Editor Emeritus at Feministing.com
- Renina Jarmon (@ReninaCortez): Ph.D. candidate in Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland; scholar, instructor, blogger, and curator of digital black feminisms
- Jonathan Beller (moderator): Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute
For more information about the speakers, visit the Digital Community Formation event page.