43rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium
Being Online
March 6–8, 2024

Moya Bailey is an associate professor at Northwestern University and is the founder of the Digital Apothecary and co-founder of the Black Feminist Health Science Studies Collective. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice, and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and the board president of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based movement media organization that supports an ever-growing network of activists and organizers. She is the co-author of #Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (NYU Press, 2021).


Avery Dame-Griff is a lecturer in women, gender, and sexuality studies at Gonzaga University. He founded and serves as primary curator of the Queer Digital History Project, an independent community history project cataloging and archiving pre-2010 LGBTQ spaces online. His book, The Two Revolutions: A History of the Transgender Internet (NYU Press, 2023) tracks how the internet transformed transgender political organizing from the 1980s to the contemporary moment. In 2022 he was selected to be a Public Humanities Fellow for Humanities Washington, developing a series of interactive online exhibits, teaching guides, and workshops about the history of LGBTQ+ communities in online spaces. Beyond his academic work, he is currently a member of Humanities Washington’s Speakers’ Bureau.