Networked Feminisims Speaker Series: Conceptual Frameworks for Networked Feminism

Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:00 am - 12:20 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Networked Feminisms book cover
Join us for a series of feminist dialogues on networked intersectional feminist practices, community-building, and resistance that cut across disciplines, practices, and experiences with contributors from Networked Feminisms

This session approaches to exploring networking feminisms, featuring speakers Melissa Brownb, Tara L. Conley and Helena Suárez Val.

About the book

Meet our speakers

Melissa brown
Melissa Brown earned her PhD in Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Her research uses intersectionality as an analytical framework to examine big datasets harvested from social networking sites to study the formation of identity and community.

Tara Conley
Tara L. Conley is an interdisciplinary Black feminist scholar, mediamaker, and assistant professor in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Her research centers Black life in the study and exploration of place, media histories, and technoculture. You can learn more about Dr. Conley’s scholarship and multimedia projects by visiting

Helena Suárez Val
Helena Suárez Val is an activist, producer and researcher in the areas of human rights, feminism and digital cultures. She is on a PhD programme at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick and is co-lead, with Catherine D'Ignazio (Data + Feminism Lab (MIT)) and Silvana Fumega (ILDA), on Data Against Feminicide, an action-research project. Since 2015, she maintains, a database and map of gender-related violent deaths of women in Uruguay.

Meet our hosts

Shana MacDonald
Shana MacDonald is Associate Professor in Communication Arts and the current President of the Film Studies Association of Canada.

Brianna Weins
Brianna I. Wiens (she/her) is a postdoctoral researcher in Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo.

Dr. MacDonald and Dr. Wiens are co-directors of the qcollaborative (qLab), a feminist design lab dedicated to developing new forms of relationality through technologies of public performance.

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Future events

Save the date for future speaker events:

  • February 16: Networked Digital Identities and Communities
  • March 14: Digital Activism in Practice