This summer begins my fellowship year with the AAUW, which is generously funding my final year of dissertation writing. I am beyond excited to join this cohort of talented women and to dive into the dissertation.
In August, I will be in Chicago, presenting research on tech product launches at Spectacular Labor, the Performance Studies Focus Group preconference at the anual confernece of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
In January (4-9), I began the year conducting research at CES in Las Vegas, where I saw a lot of virtual reality. Then I returned to Montreal, where I am in residence at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.
In February (18-20), I will present research on Steve Jobs at Magic: Between Embodiment and Ontology, an emerging scholars and faculty symposium at McGill.
In April (8-10), I am organizing a workshop on technology and pedagogy at FemTechNet’s first in-person conference, Signal/Noise, and then (on April 19) presenting research on corporate sexuality at McGill’s first annual (we hope!) Queer Research Colloquium.
In May (1-4), I am returning to Moundsville, WV for research at the 2016 Mock Prison Riot and Technology Showcase.
I’m spending the fall focusing on tech events: in September, I went to TechCrunch Disrupt San Fransisco (September 21-23) and in November, I’ll be at CES Unveiled New York (November 10). And I’m otherwise in Montreal, writing about these events!
After making it through three Montreal winters, I am at last spending a summer in Montreal. I’m looking forward to seeing the city without snow and to making dissertation research progress.
In July, conferences come to town: I’m speaking about media industries research at IAMCR and about performance and trade shows at the ATHE Performance Studies preconference. In between, I’m managing a band of rad middle school students at Rock Camp for Girls Montreal.
In August, I leave for Minneapolis, for research at the Minnesota State Fair.
I began the winter semester with consumer electronics research in Las Vegas (International CES, January 6th-9th) and ended it in Moundsville West Virginia, with research at a corrections trade show (The Mock Prison Riot, May 3rd-6th). In between, I spent the term in Montreal, TA-ing at McGill (ARTH/COMS 354: Media Studies of Crime).