[Air-L] IR 13: Announcing a further three plenary speakers...

David Nemer dnemer at indiana.edu
Mon Aug 20 13:48:28 PDT 2012

Great news!

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Attwood, Feona <F.Attwood at shu.ac.uk> wrote:

> Mary L. Gray is Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England and
> Associate Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Her
> work focuses on how people use digital and social media in everyday ways to
> shape their social identities and create spaces for themselves. Her book,
> Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America
> (2009) examined how youth in rural parts of the United States fashioned
> ‘queer’ senses of gender and sexual identity and the role that
> media—particularly internet access—played in their lives and political
> work. Her current research includes work on ethnographically-informed
> social media research, compliance cyberinfrastructures in universities and
> their impact on emerging media research, online labour, and the importance
> of location and place in the context of mobile technologies.
> Larissa Hjorth is an artist, digital ethnographer and Senior Lecturer at
> RMIT University, Australia. Her research interests are in the gendered
> customising of mobile communication, gaming and virtual communities in the
> Asia–Pacific and she is the author of Mobile Media in the Asia-Pacific
> (2008). She is the editor (with Gerard Goggin) of Mobile technologies: from
> Telecommunication to Media (2008) and (with Dean Chan) of Gaming Cultures
> and Place in the Asia–Pacific region (2009). She is the author of a
> textbook, Games & Gaming (2010).
> Susanna Paasonen is Professor of Media Studies at the University of Turku.
> Her research interests are in Internet research, studies of pornography and
> theories of affect. Her publications include (with Mia Consalvo) Women and
> Everyday Uses of the Internet: Agency and Identity (2002), Figures of
> Fantasy; Internet, Women and Discourse (2005), (with Kaarina Nikunen and
> Laura Saarenmaa) Pornification: Sex and Sexuality in Media Culture (2007),
> (with Marianne Liljeström) Working with Affect in Feminist Readings:
> Disturbing Differences (2010), and Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online
> Pornography (2011). Susanna is currently launching a new research project
> on memory work/oral history, archives and pornography.
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*David Nemer*
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School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
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