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Post-Binary Feminisms Working Group Launch

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:00-1:30 PM
Contact: Marisa Olson,
Executive Director

The Postbinary Feminisms Working Group is dedicated to exploring new theoretical writings and practices in the area of contemporary feminist thought, through the lens of technology-related issues.

The word “postbinary“ is, at the very least, a mnemonic device here, referring to both gender binaries and digital binary code. "Postbinary Feminisms" refers to the temporal moment after which the field has generally started to approach gender from a more fluid perspective; contemporaneous with a moment in which humanists have begun to reflect critically upon the ways in which the history of technology has been one in which women, people of color, people with disabilities, members of LGBTQ+ communities, the working classes, and others have been further marginalized by the cultural and infrastructural affects surrounding digital technology.

Postbinary Feminisms ought then be understood as not only intersectional, but also explicitly anti-racist; owing a legacy to those feminist thinkers who also worked to raise consciousness around racial binaries.

The Working Group will discuss new work by members of the field, across the disciplines; invite periodic guest lecturers; and hear from members of the University of Michigan community working on projects relevant to the group's focus.

Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Other
Tags: digital, Digital Culture, Digital Cultures, digital humanities, Digital Media, Digital Studies, Digital Studies Institute, digital technology, digitalization, digitization, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Graduate, Humanities, Interdisciplinary
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Digital Studies Institute

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