Shana MacDonald is an Associate Professor in Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. Her interdisciplinary research examines feminist, queer, and anti-racist media activisms within social and digital media, memes, popular culture, cinema, and contemporary art. Dr. MacDonald co-runs the online archive Feminists Do Media (Instagram: @aesthetic.resistance). She has published in Feminist Media Studies (2020), Camera Obscura (2022), MAI: Feminism and Visual Culture (forthcoming), and is lead co-editor of Networked Feminisms: Activist Assemblies and Digital Practices (2022) and co-editor of Stories of Feminist Protest and Resistance: Digital Performative Assemblies (2023).
“Turning (it) Up: #MeToo and the Poiesis of Hashtag Feminism,” co-author Brianna I. Wiens, Feminist Media Studies. Online. (2020) https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1770312.
“What do you (really) meme?: Pandemic memes as social political repositories” Leisure Sciences Special Issue: Leisure in the time of coronavirus. Online. (2020): https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2020.1773995
“Flipping the Script on Consent: Re-centering Young Women’s Sexual Agency in Teen Comedies” in Screening #Times Up: Exploring Rape Culture in Hollywood Film, edited by Lisa Funnell and Ralph Beliveau (in press).
““Vital acts of transfer: Affective economies and embodied knowledge in #MeToo,” in Performing #MeToo: How Not to Look Away, edited by Judith Rudakoff (Intellect Books, 2021)