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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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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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Bio (July 2016)

Radhika Gajjala (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1998) is Professor of Media and Communication and Acting Director of American Culture Studies (2016-2017) at Bowling Green State University, USA. She was Fulbright Professor in Digital Culture at University of Bergen, Norway for the year 2015-2016. During her Fulbright-Norway year she also recieved two intercountry Fulbright grants. One […]

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Special issue of IJEP on Ediaspora …

Table of Contents:   Introduction: Special issue on E-diaspora: Living Digitally – Radhika Gajjala and Tori Arthur The Indernet – From internet portal to the social web – Urmila Goel Young electronic diasporas, affectivity and human right claims: Young connected migrants and non-normative European family life – Koen Leurs. Feeling (dis)connected: Diasporic LGBTQs and digital […]

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Day one of class across time zones

So I’ve been at this setting up of my online class since 5.30 am Norway time I am sure by now my students most of whom are in EDT zone will start to see the content. I  have also very clumsily recorded my snapchat lecture with one handheld appliance from another – so I will […]

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