Connect with an international community of feminist scholars and activists to receive feedback on a work-in-progress project (e.g., article, syllabus, proposal, grant, artistic piece). All workshop activities are virtual and free ! Deadline for registration Friday, April 21 2017.
Are you looking for feedback on a feminist project or need motivation to start one ? If so, register now for the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop ! The workshop is sponsored by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) and James Madison University’s School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.
The workshop offers participants the opportunity to connect with an international community of feminist scholars and activists and to receive feedback on a work-in-progress project (e.g., article, syllabus, proposal, grant, artistic piece). All workshop activities are virtual (and free !), so you don’t have to worry about registration or travel expenses. This year’s workshop takes place June 12-18.
In addition to workshopping opportunities, FSDW is proud to host two keynote speakers, Dr. Erin Frost and Ms. Jenny Ungbha Korn. Each speaker will offer an interactive, virtual workshop on current issues regarding feminist research and activism.
For more information, and to register, check out the FSDW event page : https://www.hastac.org/opportunities/2017-feminist-scholars-digital-workshop
What is the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop & How Does it Work ?
Founded in 2013, the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop (FSDW) is a biennial, online, interdisciplinary workshop for individuals working on feminist-oriented research projects. The workshop is sponsored by HASTAC and James Madison University’s School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication.
Throughout the workshop, participants create and set in motion their own agendas. There is no program for the workshop and there are no presentations. Participants collaborate in small groups to exchange research projects (e.g., articles, webtexts, syllabi, proposals) for feedback and peer review. Small groups are designed to be interdisciplinary and to encourage feminist mentorship by bringing together scholars with varying levels of experience and expertise.
To accommodate diverse schedules and time zones, all peer review activities take place asynchronously, with the exception of keynote talks and online meetings that individual peer review groups elect to set up.
The workshop is designed to :
Encourage intra- and interdisciplinary research and collaboration
Discuss feminist research strategies, methodologies/methods, feminist pedagogy
Promote collaborative learning and professional development
Foster feminist mentorship across disciplines and professional orientations
Create a supportive space for feminist scholars to interact and network
Represented 166 participants from over 25 states and 10 countries
Hosted keynote speaker Amanda Strauss, research librarian at Harvard’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Coordinated workshop activities with 9 volunteers from various institutional, organizational, and disciplinary backgrounds
Survey results show that over 75% of participants used their workshop experience to publish a refereed project, present at a conference, complete a thesis or dissertation, revise pedagogical materials, and/or complete a multimedia project
How Much Does it Cost & Who Should Attend ?
The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in feminist research, whether they are students, professors, para-academics, or non-academics.
When & Where Does it Take Place ?
This year’s workshop takes place Monday, June 12—Sunday, June 18, 2017. The majority of workshop activities will take place via Slack, although we encourage participants to also share ideas on HASTAC & Twitter (#FSDW17).
What Do I Need for the Workshop ?
Ideally, you will bring a work-in-progress project (e.g., journal article, syllabus, dissertation chapter, webtext). However, you are not required to have a project to participate and can instead serve as a reader/respondent for others’ work.
This year we are proud to host as our keynote speakers Dr. Erin Frost, Assistant Professor at East Carolina University, and Ms. Jenny Ungbha Korn, scholar of Identity & Media at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ms. Korn’s workshop, Intersectional Feminist Solidarity in Networked Practices : Shared Online Experiences and Strategies Involving Feminist Identity and the Digital, will offer participants the opportunity to examine how digital practices influence intersectional feminist work. Dr. Frost’s workshop, Feminist Credibility : Negotiating Subjectivity in Public Spaces, will examine the ways women’s experiences are often treated as less credible than other perspectives in supposedly “objective” and “neutral” spaces, from research to politics.
Ms. Korn’s workshop will take place Monday, June 12 at 2:00 pm EST, followed by Dr. Frost’s workshop on Thursday, June 15 at 2:00 pm EST.
Both virtual workshops are free and open to the public. You do not need to register for the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop to attend. Additional information is forthcoming.
Whom Do I Contact for More Information ?
For more information contact FSDW’s Director, Lori Beth De Hertogh, at firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail). You can also access updates via Twitter using #FSDW17.
Lori Beth De Hertogh, Ph.D. Founder & Director. Assistant Professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University
Emily Diamond, Assistant Director. M.A. student in the School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at James Madison University
Erin Frost, Ph.D. Frost is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Carolina University. Her work centers on intersections between feminism, technical communication, and rhetoric. Frost’s current project analyzes gender variations in patient perceptions of medical digital imaging. Her dissertation, "Theorizing an Apparent Feminism in Technical Communication," won the 2015 CCCC Outstanding Dissertation in Technical Communication Award. Frost’s work has appeared in Technical Communication Quarterly, Computers and Composition, Peitho, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Communication Design Quarterly, Present Tense, and more.
Jenny Ungbha Korn. Korn is a scholar of Identity & Media at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Korn’s work represents intersections between feminism, media, race, and the internet. Her work has been published in Contexts, Feminist Media Studies, Hashtag Publics, The Journal of Economics and Statistics, Television, Social Media, and Fan Culture, Harvard University’s Transition, and more. She is the 2015 recipient of Carl J. Couch Internet Research Award.
Rebecca Goldschmidt. Artist, Teacher, Photography Instructor. Founder & Coordinator of Las Fotos Project
Group Leader Coordinators
Katie Manthey, Ph.D. Group Leader Coordinator. Assistant Professor of English & Director of the Writing Center at Salem College
Sara DiCaglio, Ph.D. Peer Review Group Coordinator. Instructional Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M
Ellen G. Kress, M.A. Assistant Group Leader Coordinator. Doctoral Student in Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon
Maria Novotny. Assistant Group Leader Coordinator. Ph.D. Candidate in Rhetoric & Writing at Michigan State University