FemTechNet Roadshow Blog Series

Jasmine Rault [add bio]

Lisa Brundage is Director of CUNY Advance, an initiative that supports high-impact digital project pilots across the university. Lisa has a long history of working on innovative educational events and digital learning projects at Macaulay Honors College. Prior to moving into her current position, Lisa held an Instructional Technology Fellowship and then a Postdoctoral Digital Learning Fellowship, both at Macaulay. Lisa holds an MA from the New School for Social Research and a PhD in English from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her areas of research include motherhood studies, interwar literature, and feminist, queer, and critical race theory.

Emily Sherwood is a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Scholarship and an affiliated faculty member in the the English Department at Bucknell University, where she is helping to build a community of digital practitioners to advance faculty scholarship and impact student learning experiences. She recently completed her doctoral degree in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Previously, Emily worked as a Senior Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Hunter College, where she taught courses in Early British Literature and Shakespeare. Her scholarship focuses on female identities and the development of marriage in the medieval and early modern periods.

alex cruse is a writer, activist, educator, and interdisciplinary artist. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Media Studies, with an emphasis on Digital Culture. In 2014, she facilitated the DOCC “Dialectics of Feminism and Technology” through The Bay Area Public School, within the Omni Commons (a radical “collective of collectives”) in Oakland.

Maria Belén Ordóñez is Assistant Professor at OCAD University in the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Digital Futures Faculties. She also teaches in the Equity Studies Department at York University in Toronto, Canada. She has taught the Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) for two years. Her research broadly explores alternative sexual citizenships, the destabilization of (hetero)normativity and the formation of public mediascapes. Ordóñez uses feminist methodologies and multi-sited ethnography to think and write about the emergence and undoing of public events, pleasure, and affect. Her most recent research is forthcoming in an edited volume by Palgrave Macmillan, Reworking Postcolonialism: Globalization, Labour and Rights (2015). Belén Ordóñez’ chapter is on media circuits of power, desire, and labour, via the political undoing of the former director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Khan.

T.L. Cowan is the FemTechNet Chair of Experimental Pedagogies in the School of Media Studies and teaches at Eugene Lang College in Culture & Media, Gender Studies and Integrated Arts at The New School. T.L.’s current academic work focuses on the cultural and intellectual economies and social lives of trans- feminist and queer performance. Her recent articles include “The Labour of Being Studied in a Free Love Economy” (ephemera, 2014); “Speculative Praxis Towards a Queer Feminist Anti-Archive” (Ada, 2014);“Trading Credit for Debt: Queer History-Making and Debt Culture” (WSQ 2014); and “Transfeminist kill/joys: Rage, Love, Reparative Performance” (Transgender Studies Quarterly 2014). T.L. also coordinates FemTechNet’s program for developing cyberfeminist approaches to online education and connecting with other digital pedagogical publics.

KJ Surkan, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the Program for Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT, and has been teaching there since 2005. He recently taught four DOCC nodes in three different locations, enabling students 300 miles apart to engage with each others’ work. His research is interdisciplinary and informed by transgender and sexuality studies, new media, STS, and studies of film, literature, and popular culture. Current projects include: open source health data movements, epatient and other hacktivism efforts pertaining to women in STEM fields, and the gendered promotion of wearable technology and fitness apps.

Karen Keifer-Boyd, Ph.D., is professor of art education and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She is past president of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Women’s Caucus (2012-2014), NAEA Distinguished Fellow Class of 2013, and 2012 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria. She serves on the NAEA Higher Education Research Steering Committee; on the Council for Policy Studies; and as past coordinator of the Caucus on Social Theory. She is co-founder and co-editor of Visual Culture & Gender. She has been honored with leadership and teaching awards, including two Fulbright Awards (2006 in Finland and 2012 in Austria) and the 2013 Edwin Ziegfeld Award. Her writings on feminist pedagogy, visual culture, inclusion, cyberart activism, transcultural dialogues, action research, social justice arts-based research, and identity are in more than 50 peer-reviewed research publications, and translated into several languages. She co-authored Including Difference: A Communitarian Approach to Art Education in the Least Restrictive Environment (NAEA, 2013); InCITE, InSIGHT, InSITE (NAEA, 2008); Engaging Visual Culture (Davis, 2007); co-edited Real-World Readings in Art Education: Things Your Professors Never Told You (Falmer, 2000); and served as editor of the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and guest editor for Visual Arts Research. She is coordinator of the Judy Chicago Art Education Collection.

Feminist by Jasmine Rault
Technology by Lisa Brundage and Emily Sherwood
Network by alex cruse
Distributed by Maria-Belén Ordóñez
Open by T.L. Cowan
Collaborative by K.J. Surkan
Course by Karen Keifer-Boyd