[csaa-forum] #digcult14 symposium on gender, sexuality and social media

Jean Burgess je.burgess at qut.edu.au
Fri Sep 5 16:11:52 CST 2014

Dear colleagues,

I hope you will consider joining us for this upcoming event at QUT - and as special request to pass this on to PhD students you think would particularly benefit from the Masterclass on the second day.


#digcult14 Making Digital Cultures of Gender and Sexuality with Social Media
28 and 29 October 2014
Queensland University of Technology

Organisers: Ben Light, Jean Burgess, Elija Cassidy and Stefanie Duguay

On the 28-29 October, we will be hosting a symposium dedicated to questions of gender, sexuality and social media followed by a PhD masterclass for students interested in sociocultural qualitative approaches to digital media research.

Bringing together leading and emerging scholars in the study of the digital, gender and sexuality, the symposium seeks to further interrogate questions of the contemporary making of digital cultures of gender and sexuality.  Whilst difference-based approaches to understanding the gendered make up of social media users and audiences have been considered, this symposium focuses more upon the ways in which gender and sexuality are constructed and circulated with and by this media. Additionally, it will seek to explore how sociotechnical elements of social media are being transferred to other digital cultures of gender and sexuality.

Speakers include: Kath Albury (University of New South Wales), Jenine Beekhuyzen (Griffith University), Jean Burgess (QUT), Paul Byron (University of New South Wales), Elija Cassidy (QUT) Stefanie Duguay (QUT), Clif Evers (University of Nottingham Ningbo), Ben Light (QUT), Sharif Mowlabocus (University of Sussex), Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku), Kane Race (The University of Sydney) and Emily Van Der Nagel (Swinburne University).

The PhD masterclass on the 29 October will be to enable a small group of 15-20 PhD students to engage with a group of internationally recognized researchers, and with each other, to discuss their work and their plans for its development.

Both events are free to attend, but places are limited so early registration is advised.  More details can be found at: http://www.digcult.org<http://www.digcult.org/>

NB: applications for the PhD masterclass need to be submitted as per the instructions on the symposium website by close of business in your own time zone, by 19 September 2014.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application no later than the 25 September 2014.

Dr Jean Burgess
Associate Professor of Digital Media

Deputy Director
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (http://cci.edu.au)

Director of Research Training
Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (http://creativeindustries.qut.edu.au)

Twitter: @jeanburgess
Phone: +61 7 3138 8253

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