Feminist Social Media Activisms

Department of Women’s Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
Spring 2011    
Team taught with Katie King

Social media as play, play as learning, learning as movement, movement as social change, social change in social media, social media as play, play as learning, learning as movement … it’s time to join this circle of scholarship and practice with feminist visions in hand and heart!Commerce and knowledge work today backdrop so-called transmedia stories, those told across technology platforms, as well as the making, sharing and patterning of knowledges across economic and social sectors, making up what some call the transdisciplinary. In this class we will be studying this context as well as the practices of social media and the possibilities it offers for feminist activisms, learning and play. Where do you come in? Where do I come in? This women’s studies senior seminar is going to be your chance to share scholarship and practice with two feminist thinkers about media possibilities today and how feminists might move and shape them.