Join the Global Engagement Seminar: Me and My Robot on Wednesday, March 13 between 7:00-8:30PM for a talk and Q&A presentation by Heather Woods on Every Moment of Every Day: When Robots Become Environmental.
Heather Suzanne Woods is a scholar and researcher of digital rhetoric and the author of Make America Meme Again: The Rhetoric of the Alt-Right with Leslie Hahner. She is Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies of Communication Studies at Kansas State University.
Dr. Woods’s areas of expertise include memes, virtual assistants Siri and Alexa, online activism and social media, and smart homes. Her research on emerging tech provides crucial and actionable insight for scholars, industry, non-profits, and advocacy organizations. As a leader, she empowers communities in higher ed to build resilient, adaptive, inclusive processes and structures in preparation for a changing technological future. Dr. Woods’s work has been featured in Wired, The New York Times, Atlantic, CBC’s Spark, The Washington Post, The LA Times, and more. She is a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recipient, a HERS Leadership Institute alumna, and a senior advisor for the Women’s March.