Keynote Speaker:

Lisa Nakamura

Lisa Nakamura is the Director of the Asian American Studies Program, Professor in the Institute of Communication Research and Media and Cinema Studies Department and Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is the author of Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the  Internet (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet (Routledge, 2002) and a co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000) and Race After the Internet (Routledge, forthcoming 2011).

Speakers include:

Note: Jessica Ringrose who was previously listed has sadly had to withdraw from the conference.

Simidele Dosekun

Simidele Dosekun has a research master’s degree in Gender Studies from the University of Cape Town, where she was a J.W. Jagger postgraduate scholar and researched the fear of rape amongst women who claimed to have never experienced it. Her bachelor’s degree is in Social Studies from Harvard University, where she was a Mellon Mentored Undergraduate Fellow. She comes from Lagos, Nigeria, and has spent the past three years managing an independent publishing house there, under whose imprint she authored a children’s educational book and co-authored two primary school textbooks.

Rupa Huq

Rupa Huq teaches sociology at Kingston University where her research specialism has chiefly been youth culture and pop music. She has published numberous journal articles as well as a monograph titled Beyond Subculture:Pop, Youth and Identity in a Postcolonial World (Routledge, 2006). Previously she was a lecturer at University of Manchester during which time she held a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship. After a first degree at Cambridge, she did her PhD at University of East London comparing ‘youff’ in East London and the Alsace region of France and included a stint at Strasbourg II University throughout which she also worked for a Labour MEP.

Tim Jordan

Tim Jordan completed his PhD in the Science Studies Unit, University of Edinburgh in 1993, after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Tim moved to London and took up a post in Sociology at the University of East London for six years and then moved to Sociology at the Open University for 11 years. At the Open University he became a Reader and served as Head of Department. He arrived at King’s College London at the beginning of 2011.

K Faith Lawrence

Faith’s doctorate ‘The Web of Community Trust – Amateur Fiction Online: A Case Study in Community-Focused Design for the Semantic Web‘, investigated user-centred design for emergent technologies through the case study of online fiction archives and author communities. This work focused on fan fiction communities, both in terms of how they currently interact with technology, and how that interaction may evolve in the future with the development of Web 2.0 and the semantic web. Following her doctorate she worked as a Digital Humanities Specialist at the Digital Humanities Observatory in Dublin while maintaining an interest in the application and intersection of new media, web 2.0 and semantic technologies with digital narrative and online communities. She is currently employed as a Research Associate in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.

Note: Shani Orgad who was previously listed has sadly had to withdraw from the conference.

Note: Kalpana Wilson who was previously listed has sadly had to withdraw from the conference.

Accepted Papers

Accepted Posters