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Radhika Gajjala (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1998) is Professor of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. Most recently she has published a book on "Cyberculture and the Subaltern" (Lexington Press, 2012). Her first book, Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women was published in 2004. She has co-edited collections on South Asian Technospaces, Global Media Culture and Identity, and Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice. She is currently working on two interrelated projects—one on microfinance online and money in virtual worlds and social media in relation to the ITization and NGOization of Global socio-economic work and play environments, and the other on coding and placement of affect and labor in DIY and craft networks. She is also a member of the Fembot Collective and FemTechnet and is co-editor (with Carol Stabile) of “ADA: Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology.”

DIGITAL HUMANITIES ALLIANCE OF INDIA (DHAI) – Gajjala’s Statement/Bio

Radhika Gajjala is Professor of Media and Communication and of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, USA.   My work with what has now come to be termed as “Digital Humanities” dates back to the 1990s when we used to call it “Humanities for Computing,” “Technology and the Humanities” and so on. Early […]

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Working on my statement/bio for the DIGITAL HUMANITIES ALLIANCE OF INDIA (DHAI)

Its been a while since I’ve blogged (yet again). I came back here because I’m writing my para etc for the DHAI that I’ve been conversing with…. so thought I’d try out my DHAI bio here and then tweak etc – what’s interesting of course is that links to my projects from 1995 on (before […]

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Almost a whole academic year after #Fulbright-Norway 2015-2016

I returned to Bowling Green, Ohio in June 2016 after a productive and idyllic stay at Bergen for 2015-2016 academic year as Fulbright Professor at University of Bergen, Norway. Many European trips; insights into migrancy and everyday technology use; academic collaborations and so on occurred . The collected interviews and observations in my note books […]

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Fembot Symposium 2017 @BGSU

Fembot Symposium 2017: Gender, Race, Technology and Labor March 30, 31 and April 1, 2017 @BGSU   Please note that everything in this document is continually being updated and cleaned up   Fembot is a collaboration among faculty, graduate students, media producers, artists, and librarians promoting research on gender, new media and technology. The Fembot […]

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ADA issue 11 OPR – please participate.

  Issue 11 of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology is now in open peer review at: http://adareview.fembotcollective.org/.   For those of you new to the Fembot collective, open peer review is when the Fembot community has a chance to read and review contributions being considered for publication in Ada. Additional information about Ada¹s open review process can […]

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Writing about women’s labor

I’ve been rereading work on writing women and “the subaltern” into history –  from 199os …. I struggled to write – wondered where the writing might happen today (yesterday it happened in my notebook at coffee shop (not the Amsterdam kind – the NW Ohio/USA kind)… the day before it happened somewhere else … Today I […]

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hashtags I follow.

#weaving Tweets #spinning Tweets

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Time for wishful thinking again. Less FB status messages, more blog posts?

Shall I become hopeful that I might actually write blog posts regularly? No promises despite the subject header. Time will tell. If you noticed – this “blog post” is itself really written in a format similar to my Facebook status messages – and it would have been a tweet if I’d stayed with the first […]

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From 2012 – writing about craft

On a recent trip to Paris, I visited the Château de Versailles as most tourists do. As expected, I encountered endless rooms full of exquisite furniture and paintings. Suddenly, in one of the rooms, I came across something hanging from the ceiling – a large orange crocheted object– that was not in sync with the […]

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I did not want to write a blog post today. Yet I stutter along in public today.

I did not want to write a blog post today – but the thoughts cannot be contained – neither can they be written. You know -one of those days – many days go by like this. Presenting at The Toronto School event on sunday – my power medium being the Spindle – allowed me to […]

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