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Mini-Conference Program 2017

Thursday, February 23

Session #1. The Body & the Digital — | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • Brain on Drugs, Rebecca Tiger — Middlebury College
  • Blogging the End: A Discourse Analysis of Blogs of the Terminally Ill, Timothy Recuber — Hamilton College
  • Digital Modes of Discipline: Performance Management, Accountability Circuits, and the Making of theCompliant Welfare Mother, Liz Noll — Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Session #19. Theorizing Digital Everyday Life  | 1:45 PM-3:15 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • Academic Twitter: The Pressures of the Presentation of the Online Self, sava saheli singh — New York University
  • Internet Slang: Invented Etymologies as Claims to Cultural Ownership, Leslie Jones — University of Pennsylvania
  • A Theory of Everyday Digital Activism Nora Madison — Chestnut Hill College, Mathias Klang — UMass-Boston
  • Moral Economy of Gestures: Personal Data and the Novel Modulation of Everyday Life, Yuliya Grinberg — Columbia University

Session #37. Belonging in the Digital Era | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • Belong Anywhere? Multi-Factor Screening and Discrimination by Airbnb Hosts, Alexandrea Ravenelle — The Graduate Center, CUNY
  • The Drone in the Garden: Rethinking Labor and Power in Precision Agriculture, Diana Mincyte — NYC College of Technology, CUNY
  • 15 Minutes of Internet Fame: Technology, Roles, Networks, and Meaning, Carolyn Chernoff — Muhlenberg College

Friday, February 24

Session #59. Digital Publics & Regimes of Authoritarianism | 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • Can Digital Technologies Create a Stronger Model for Democratic Participation? Helene Langlamet — University of Pennsylvania
  • Space, Safety, and Freedom: Can Digital Networking Make Physical Spaces more Inclusive? Karen McCormack — Wheaton College

Session #81.  Digital Activism in China, USA and Scandinavia | 10:15 AM-11:45 AM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • “Pink Girls” in China: From Boys’ Love to Patriotic Digital Activism, Maria Repnikova — Georgia State University, Kecheng Fang — University of Pennsylvania
  • The Meaning of Free Software in a Culture of Piracy: Hacking Media Production in Russia, Julia Velkova — Sodertorn University
  • Let the Games begin: Twitter and Active Spectatorship, Katerina Girginova — University of Pennsylvania
  •  Building a Digital Girl Army: Cultivating Feminist Safe Spaces Online, Rosemary Clark — University of Pennsylvania

Session #137. Surveillance & Privacy in the Digital Era | 1:45 PM-3:15 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • The Surveilled Self: A Theory and Practice of Autoveillance Mathias Klang — UMass Boston, Nora Madison — Chestnut Hill College
  • Criminal, Through the Lens of Technology: “Technical Agency” and an Emergent Digital Inequality Noah McClain — Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Using Structural Justice to Enhance Information Privacy, Jeff Johnson — Utah Valley University
  • Watching the Canary: Life Logging and the Sociology of Visual Data Privacy Charles Luke Alan Stark, Denise Anthony — Dartmouth College

Session #167. Digital Sociological Methods | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • ICT for Development, Digital Humanitarianism – Deconstructing the Data Life Cycle, Silke Roth — University of Southampton, Markus Luzcak-Roesch — University of Wellington
  • On Street Corners and Online: The methods and ethics of digital fieldwork Jasmin Sandelson — Harvard University
  • Doing Digital Ethnography: Sociological Accounts, Reflexivity, and Public Intervention Diana Graizbord — The University of Georgia, Jamie Lynn McPike — Brown University
  • Power and Reach: Using Digitized Data to Map Communal Dynamics David Manchester — Heller School, Brandeis University

NEW BOOKS RECEPTION, 3-4 PM, Books Exhibit area (Liberty A)

  • Come get a signed copy of Digital Sociologies (Policy Press, 2016), the book that grew out of the first mini-conference in 2015. FREE copies to the first five or so who stop by.

HAPPY HOUR & RECEPTION, 5-7pm, SkyGarten, 1717 Arch Street, 51 Floor

  • The Annenberg Media Activism Research Collective (MARC) and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities are hosting a reception for us at SkyGarten, 1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  There will be complimentary wine and beer as well as appetizers. Vegan and vegetarian options will be served. 🙂 We hope everyone will come!

Saturday, February 25

Session #202. Misogyny, Gendered Digital Labor & Hacktivism | 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • Gender and the Hactivist Group Anonymous, Virginia McGovern — Mount St. Mary’s University
  • The Future is Female: An Object Lesson in Radical Second Wave Feminism and Gendered Digital Labor, Kara Van Cleaf — Monmouth University

Session #224. Digital Rituals of Interaction | 10:15 AM-11:45 AM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • “Just a Fine Person”: Curating Facebook Profiles through Omission, Aubrey Brauen Grube — Amherst College
  • Flirtation 2.0: College Students’ Co-Construction of the Digitally Mediated Flirtation Process, Dina Pinsky — Arcadia University
  • Talking about tech: The social contexts which impact middle-schoolers’ preference for talking about computers, Jennifer Ashlock — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Miodrag Stojnic — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Zeynep Tufekci — University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Session #265. Social Stratification and Digital Institutions | 1:45 PM-3:15 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • The Online Job Line: Digital Job Applications and Labor Market Stratification, Daniel Greene — Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England, Ifeoma Ajunwa — Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
  • Mapping Inequalities in the On-Demand Caring Economy, Julia Ticona — Data & Society Research Institute
  • “There’s Levels To This”: An Institutional Ethnography of Harassment Policies at Social Media Companies, Tressie McMillan Cottom — Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Non-notable? Deletion, Devaluation, and Discrimination on Wikipedia, Francesca Tripodi — University of Virginia

Session #288. Teaching, Learning & Digital Media Technologies –Saturday Feb 25 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • Mapping Learning Ecologies: Exploring the Role of Networked Technologies in the Student Learning Experience, Laurie Hurson — CUNY at Graduate Center
  • “You Should Follow Me on Tumblr:” On the Pedagogical Utility of Popular Culture and Social Media Platforms, Simone Kolysh — CUNY at Graduate Center
  • International Students’ Strategic Uses of Digital Media to Navigate Transnational Social, Fields Sung- Choon Park — The New School for Social Research

Sunday, February 26

Session #310. Digitally Networked Field Studies | 8:30 AM-10:00AM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • The Revolution Will Be Mediatized: Fashioning the Lenses of Field Theory and Mediatization for the Study of Twitter and Contemporary Journalism, Stephen Barnard — St. Lawrence University
  • Networked Field Studies: A Method for Comparative Analysis of Socio-Technical Networks, Jessa Lingel — Annenberg School for Communication, UPENN
  • E-Commerce and the Fine Art Market, Patricia Banks — Mount Holyoke
  • Social Success Mediation Theory, Darnel Degand — Columbia University – Teachers College

Session #326. Digital Content Analysis | 10:15 AM-11:45 AM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • Observing the Digital: Communication Technologies as Research Methods, Jorge Ballinas — Temple University
  • A Content Analysis of Hepatitis B-related Social Media Content, Suzanne Grossman — Drexel University, Julia Alber — University of Pennyslvania, Chari Cohen — Hepatitis B Foundation, Amy Bleakley — University of Pennsylvania, Raina Merchant — University of Pennsylvania

Session #341. Race and the Digital Institution: Theory, Praxis and Evidence | 12:00 PM-1:30 PM, (Room: Freedom G)

  • The Iconic Ghetto in Digital Spaces Christopher, Michael Julien — University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Racialized Organizations Theory: A Case Study of Airbnb, Louise Seamster — University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Victor Erik Ray — The University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Trapped in the Matrix: An Intersectional Analysis of Social Network Sites Activism, Melissa Brown — University of Maryland – College Park
  • Examining Women’s Resistance Practices Through the Lens of Black Digital Feminism, Kishonna Gray — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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