We believe that a rigorous engagement with global women's and gender studies is critical to the future of media studies.
Proposals are invited for our 4th biannual interdisciplinary conference, "Gender, Bodies & Technology:(In)Visible Futures,” at the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA, April 21-23, 2016 Keynote addresses from Crunk Feminist Collective and Michelle Murphy
Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2015
Gender, Bodies, & Technology (GBT) is an initiative within Women’s and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech that aims to creatively and intellectually explore the multiple, proliferating, and gendered dimensions of technologized bodies and embodied technologies. Through our initiative and biannual conference, we seek to demonstrate, theorize, and perform the discursive and material nodes around which gender, bodies, and technologies both cohere and fracture. We invite scholars, activists, and artists from the humanities, social and natural sciences, visual and performing arts, life sciences, disability studies, STEM fields, and queer and feminist science studies for papers, panels, workshops, new media, art, and performance pieces that explore the intersections of gender, bodies & technology in contexts ranging from virtual reality labs and engineering classrooms to grassroots movements and queer and feminist hacking spaces. How, we ask, might topics such as computer hacking, mass incarceration, or neuroscience produce new lines of inquiry when filtered through a GBT perspective?