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Berliner and Krabill Create New Collection on Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media

Feminist Interventions book cover.

Lauren S. Berliner and Ron Krabill (both Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) have co-edited a new book that examines practices that integrate participatory technology with feminist approaches.

Each chapter in Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media: Pedagogy, Publics, Practice (Routledge, 2018) draws on specific examples from scholars and activists including Monika Sengul-Jones, Nancy Chang, Laura Rattner, Negin Dahya, W.E. King, Jesikah Maria Ross, Carmen Gonzalez Luna, Leah Shafer, Izul Zulkarnain, and Kathleen Woodward.

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Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media is an edited collection that brings together feminist theory and participatory media pedagogy. It asks what, if anything, is inherently feminist about participatory media? Can participatory media practices and pedagogies be used to reanimate or enact feminist futures? And finally, what reimagined feminist pedagogies are opened up (or closed down) by participatory media across various platforms, spaces, scales, and practices?

. . . The case studies originate from sites as varied as community organizations to large scale collaborations between universities, public media, and social movements. They offer insights into the continuities and disjunctures which stem from the adoption of and adaption to participatory media technologies.

Both Berliner and Krabill have extensive connections to the Simpson Center. Berliner co-organized, with Nora Kenworthy (Nursing & Health Studies, UW Bothell), the 2016 symposium Producing a Worthy Illness, which led to a groundbreaking study of crowdfunding for health costs and extensive news coverage. Berliner also co-organized the recent Sound and Images video essay workshop and the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities on “Seattle’s Deeper Histories,” among other projects.

Krabill is a co-organizer of the current Simpson Center project on Pedagogies of Reciprocity: The Politics of International Education, contributed to multi-year projects on Humanistic Perspectives on Global Health Partnerships, and has served on the Simpson Center Executive Board, among other contributions.

Congratulations, all!