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).
Note: Jessica Ringrose who was previously listed has sadly had to withdraw from the conference.
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 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 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.
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: Kalpana Wilson who was previously listed has sadly had to withdraw from the conference.
- Damascus Girl Geeks: From Segregation to Global Identity – Albunni, Nada (University of Southampton, UK)
- Coloured Girls in a Digital World: A Look at Feminist Organizing and It’s Impact on Racialized and Indigenous Girls – Birk, Manjeet (University of British Columbia, Canada)
- How to do Feminism? Blogging and New Media Activism as Contemporary Feminist Strategies – Cernohorska, Vada (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
- Tracing the Red Thread: Chinese-US Transnational Adoption and Being “Virtually” Chinese – Cohen, Frayda (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
- Convergence Culture, Tween Girls and Nickelodeon – Dare-Edwards, Helena Louise (University of East Anglia, UK)
- Unpacking ‘performative shamelessness’ and viewer dismissal in Australian young women’s social network site self-representations: protective shields for young women in the online, post-feminist context? – Dobson, Dr Amy Shields (Monash University, Australia)
‘I’m only 13 but…I’ve got something to say”: Complicating the Sexualization Debate – Egan, R. Danielle (St. Lawrence University, USA)[Withdrawn]
- “I’m not a whore, I was just assertive!”: Teen girls’ performance of sexual identity in on-line conflict interaction – Garcia-Gomez, Antonio (University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain) [Withdrawn]
- ‘Bedroom Culture’ Goes Online: The Internet as a transformative girl space? – Gutteridge, Izzy (University of Warwick, UK)
- “Literally the Best Thing Ever:” Imagining a Feminist Girlhood on Rookie – Keller, Jessalynn Marie (University of Texas, USA)
- Video Girls: Black Girl Emcees and Their Engagement with Hip Hop Through Digital Video – Leathers, Tee (University of Maryland, USA)
- “Boobs on/off” – Cosplay/crossplay, gender and beauty preferences on Cosplay.fi – Lehtonen, Sanna (Tilburg University,The Netherlands)
- Dress up! and what else? Young girls ‘online social gaming and the negotiation of gender identities’ – Mascheroni, Giovanna (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) and Pasquali, Francesca (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy)
- Kinship and digital media : Networked social world of girls of Tongan descent in Melbourne, Australia – Nishitani, Makiko (La Trobe University, Australia)
- Creating technologies of their own: Examining young women’s participation in an online programming community – Roque, Ricarose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
- “Be honest…am I ugly?”: Interactive Girlhood and the Neoliberalization of Online Space – Rossie, Amanda (Ohio State University, USA)
- “Dat feel when you’ll never be taken seriously in the atheist/scientific/political/whatever community because you’re a girl. :c” – Sadowski, Helga (Linköping University, Sweden)
- “At Least There’s a Place Like This:” Community, Support, and Empowerment in Online Message Boards for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. – Sherman, Lauren E (University of California, USA)
Seeing Interactions: Video in an Online World for/with Girls – Teitelbaum, Pamela (McGill University, Canada)[Withdrawn]
- “The Designs Industry”: Pre-adolescent Girls Play with Production and Power on Blogs – Vaisman, Carmel (Indiana University, USA)
- Technological Lifelines: Young women and Computer Science Studies – Vitores, Anna (Lancaster University, UK), Gil-Juárez, Adriana (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain), Feliu, Joel (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
- Desperately Seeking Girl Hackers: Issues in researching gender and hacking – Vlavo, Fidele (King’s College London, UK)
- Sapphic Effervescence: Singapore Lesbians and Digital Homonationalism – Zubillaga-Pow, Jun (King’s College London, UK)
- Pool Parties and Renegade WebKinz™: The Materiality and Immateriality of online play – Cowdy, Cheryl (York University, Canada)
- Is Essentialism Mobile? Gender Binaries in the App Store – Knight, Kim A. (University of Texas, Dallas, USA)
Posing into being: girls and self-portraiture online– Wang, Yinhan (London School of Economics, UK) [Withdrawn]