Complicating Post-Identitarianism and Not Making Babies

There are two very separate aspects of this week's readings that I was interested in addressing, so I am just going to address both separately in one post. In the first part, I am planning on discussing another piece of writing which engages with post-identitarian critiques of intersectionality like Puar's piece we read this week. … Continue reading Complicating Post-Identitarianism and Not Making Babies

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Creating Countersurveillance and Crowdsourcing Capital

CW: mentions of anti-black violence. "Crowdsourcing is the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of a specialized few."  Jeff Howe, as quoted in the Chelsea Young article "Harassmap: Using Crowdsourced Data to Map Sexual Harassment in Egypt" Crowdsourcing, when described as Howe … Continue reading Creating Countersurveillance and Crowdsourcing Capital

Hashtag Syllabi and Accessibility of Knowledge

The increasingly present hashtag syllabus is a vital step toward in a direction of democratization of academic knowledge and, I hope, leads to placing emphasis on accessibility of academic and non academic resources for educators and beyond. I want to explore where I feel like this potential has been located in the syllabi we've examined … Continue reading Hashtag Syllabi and Accessibility of Knowledge