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Call for Papers: Emerging Gender, Media and Technology Scholarship in Africa

Call for papers: Emerging Gender, Media and Technology Scholarship in Africa Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology Issue 15 Special Issue Editors: Audrey Gadzekpo, Paula Gardner, and H. Leslie Steeves This special issue will address studies of gender as these operate in African environments and cultures of media and technology. We are particularly interested in contributions that…

Call for papers: Sexual Violence, Social Movements, and Social Media

Call for papers: Sexual Violence, Social Movements, and Social Media Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology Issue 13 3/4 Editors: Pallavi Guha, Radhika Gajjala, and Carol Stabile Over the past decade, social media have facilitated practices of sexual violence (stalking, doxxing, harassment, bullying, revenge porn, genocide, etc.) against socially and economically marginalized individuals and groups. At the…

Call for papers: Visualizing Protest: Transnational Approaches to the Aesthetics of Dissent

Call for papers: Visualizing Protest: Transnational Approaches to the Aesthetics of Dissent Issue 14, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology  Special Issue Editors: Dr. Veronika Novoselova, Dr. Ela Przybylo, and Dr. Sara Rodrigues In this issue, we invite contributors to engage with how protest is visualized, that is, rendered visual in the form of iconography and through social media, and imagined as…

Fembot Collective Report: June 2017

The Fembot Collective was founded in 2009 at the University of Oregon. The Collective’s intent was to create an open access, open source publishing platform for feminist research on gender, new media, and technology. It launched its journal, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology in November 2012. The infrastructure for Fembot and Ada was supported by numerous…

Call for papers: Radical Feminist Storytelling and Speculative Fiction: Creating new worlds by re-imagining hacking

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology | adanewmedia.org Issue 13, May 2018 Editors: Sophie Toupin and Spideralex We invite contributions featuring radical feminist speculative fiction,storytelling and research to reimagine hacking, dream about appropriate(d) technologies and craft new social imaginaries. With this special issue we would like to explore the ways in which speculative fiction and storytelling may…

International Women’s Day #womensstrike

Today, people around the world are marching for women’s rights. Those of us who can are striking, those who can’t strike are wearing red, and we’re sending a message to the Trump Administration and the world that we will not stand for attacks on women, on immigrants, Jews, Muslims, people of color,  people with disabilities, poor people, queer people, refugees, transpeople,…

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…