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Research Conversation: Gender and Information

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Monday, May 19, 2014
12 - 1:30 p.m.
MGH 420

The Information & Society Center (ISC) presents a panel: "Gender and Information"

Please join our panel discussion about gender and information. We’re very excited to welcome the following panelists to Research Conversations.

Coleen Carrigan earned her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington in 2013 and has been researching underrepresented groups’ participation in science, technology, engineering (STE) at the UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change for seven years. Her ethnographic research investigates the historical and cultural dimensions of women’s labor, the social dimensions of STE knowledge production and the mechanisms by which gender differentiated outcomes in STE fields are reproduced. As a critical race feminist scholar, she works to discover and share strategies that eradicate the barriers excluding women from STE and transform the powers of technology to advance social justice. This fall, she will join the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo faculty as an Assistant Professor of Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology.

Ingrid Erickson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. She graduated with a doctorate from the Center for Work, Technology and Organization in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University in 2009. Her current research looks at the connection of mobile technology, social media and new forms of organized behavior. She is also interested in innovations related to collaborative work practices and digital media and learning.

Michelle Habell-Pallán is an Associate Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. She earned her PhD in Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. A respected cultural critic, digital archivista, and exhibit curator, she authored Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana/Latina Popular Culture (NYU Press) and coedited Latino/a Popular Culture (NYU Press).  In her role as public scholar she is a curator of  the award-winning bilingual and currently traveling exhibit "American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music" hosted by the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).  As a digital feminista that seeks to transform digital humanities through community engagement, she co-founded and co-directs the University of Washington Libraries Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Oral History Archive. Habell-Pallán is a recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Research Award as well as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Research Award for her innovative research on gender, popular music and culture.  She has been awarded a 2014 Digital Commons Faculty Summer Fellowship, sponsored by the Simpson Center for Humanities to support the Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Oral History Archive.

Kari Lerum is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and Cultural Studies at University of Washington Bothell, and Adjunct Faculty in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at University of Washington Seattle. She is currently serving as the chair of the General Faculty Organization at UWB (2013-2014). She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Washington. Her scholarship centers on the critical study of social inequality, focusing on the intersections of sexuality, institutions, and culture. She teaches courses in the topics of inequality, media, research methods, sexuality, and sex work. Her articles have appeared in a number of sociology and sexuality related journals and edited volumes. She is a consulting editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior, is on the editorial board of Sexuality & Culture, and is a former editor of the "Mediations" section of Contexts Magazine. She also enjoys blogging for Ms. Magazine, Rh Reality Check, and Sexuality & Society (of which she is founder and editor), and serves on the board of directors for the Pat Graney Prison Transition program.

Daniela K. Rosner is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at the University of Washington and co-director of the Tactile and Tactical Design Lab (TAT lab). Her research reveals and creates surprising connections between technology and handwork. Through fieldwork and design, she examines how design gets taken up by small groups to effect change: identifying opportunities for sustainable technology, broadening the diversity of design and engineering education, and extending theoretical frameworks that further our understanding of technology development. She has taught interaction design at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and worked in museum exhibition design, most recently at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. She holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley's School of Information, a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago, and a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in Graphic Design. Daniela is a regular columnist for Interactions Magazine, a bimonthly publication of ACM SIGCHI.

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