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Gender Studies Symposium

35th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
March 9-11, 2016

 

 10/21/14 Professor Lisa Nakamura presents her lectureLisa Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and coordinator of its Digital Studies Program.  She is the author of four books on racism, sexism, and the Internet.  Her book Workers Without Bodies: Racism, Sexism, and Digital Labor in Social Media and Gaming is under contract with the University of Minnesota as a paper book and as an open access PDF.  She serves as a co-facilitator for FemTechNet.org, a network of feminist scholars teaching open and connected courses on feminism and technology and researching gender and politics in online spaces.

 

David J. Leonard is professor and chair in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University, Pullman. He regularly writes about issues of race, gender, inequality, and the criminal justice system.  He is the author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness (2012) and Screens Fade to Black: Contemporary African American Cinema (2006), and he is co-editor of Visual Economies of/in Motion: Sport and Film (2006), and Commodified and Criminalized:  New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports (2011). His work has appeared in Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Cultural Studies: Critical Methodologies, Game and Culture, as well as several anthologies.  Dr. Leonard is a past contributor to NewBlackMan, Feminist Wire, Huffington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Urban Cusp.  


D’Lo
 is a queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American interdisciplinary artist whose work includes poetry and spoken word, stand-up comedy, solo theater, plays, films and music production. He is a member of Teada Productions (a theater company that creates work around the stories of immigrants and other people of color), on the board for Brown Boi Project (an organization that works to build leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of young masculine-of-center people of color), and a co-producer for DisOriented Comedy (an Asian-American nationally-touring stand-up comedy showcase). His work has been published in various anthologies and academic journals, most recently Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America, Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic (co-edited by Sharon Bridgforth) and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.  D’Lo holds a BA from UCLA in Ethnomusicology and is a graduate of New York’s School of Audio Engineering.