Queer Methods – February 2017 Meeting

Hello everyone,
This is everything you would want to know (and more) about our upcoming meeting! First things first, we will be meeting on February 3rd at 5pm at Aut Bar.

Second things second: this month, we’ll be tackling the recent WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly issue on Queer Methods. We’ll set it up similar to how we did for our last meeting, as that format turned out to be really great. So we all don’t have to read every article (but feel free to if you’d like), each attendee should pick one article to cover and come prepared with a brief intro for the group. Please RSVP before the meeting with the article you’d like to introduce so we can make sure we’ve got a good number of articles covered and can get a big enough table.

As always, finger food is on us and $4 Cosmos are on you.

Please feel free to share with interested parties and send any questions our way!

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Jean (jkhardy at umich dot edu) and Stephen (molldrem at umich dot edu)

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November Meeting on a special issue of Social Media + Society

Hi Everyone,

The next meeting of the Queer STS Club will be on November 4th at 5pm at Aut Bar. There is a brand new edited issue of Social Media & Society on “Making Digital Cultures of Gender and Sexuality with Social Media” that I am excited for us to delve into. So we all don’t have to read every article (but feel free to if you’d like), each attendee should pick one article to cover and come prepared with a brief intro for the group. Please RSVP before the meeting with the article you’d like to introduce so we can make sure we’ve got a good number of articles covered and can get a big enough table.
As always, finger food is on us and $3 Cosmos are on you.

Please feel free to share with interested parties and send any questions our way!

Jean (jkhardy at umich dot edu) & Stephen (molldrem at umich dot edu)

Visit & Talk with Dr. Jessa Lingel

Greetings all Queer STSers,
We have quite a wonderful update for you!

First, we are co-sponsoring Jessa Lingel’s visit to the School of Information alongside with Michigan Interactive and Social Computing. Dr. Lingel is an Assistant Professor at Penn in their Annenberg School for Communication who studies information inequalities and the technological distribution of power. She’ll be giving a talk on Tuesday, October 4 at noon in NQ3100 (the Ehrlicher Room) based on her book project, Uncommon People: Digital technologies and the struggle for community, due out next spring from MIT Press.

Second, we are hosting a workshop with Jessa for Queer STS members (and other interested PhD students and faculty) on advice for publishing your first book. It will be happening on Monday, October 3, 10-11:30am in NQ3100 (the Ehrlicher Room). In preparation, please familiarize yourselves with Jessa’s research and read the attached article. Coffee and pastries will be provided by the Queer STS Social Reading Club. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Jean by Friday, September 30 if you are able to attend.

Because of these amazing events, we are postponing our October topic on Rural Queer STS to November. Feel free to share with others and if you have any questions, contact Jean!