Elizabeth M. Lehman, Assistant Director
Projects & Campaigns
A research practicum and new course focused on the study of race and gender dynamics in new media production. The practicum and course will culminate in several projects and archives for supporting further research in these areas.
Research that aims to explore how technology and cyberspace has been represented in art, specifically in relationship to women or to the feminine more theoretically.
This course brings together the study of gender, culture, identity, and new social movements with the material practices of organizing, cooking and sharing bread with others in the community.
Mari Castañeda, Ph.D, Martha Fuentes-Bautista, Ph.D, Bernadine Mellis, MFA, and Demetria Rougeaux Shabazz, Ph.D.
We will develop a network of critical media scholars, digital media-makers, educators, activists, and students engaged in feminist media justice work in the Five Colleges and surrounding area, at the hub of which will be a team-taught Feminist Media Justice Colloquium drawing on local media activism resources.
This project is aimed at enhancing the gender and technology components of courses across the curriculum in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, while also strengthening the department's online presence. Three courses: Feminist Engagements with Biomedicine: Health, Ethics, and the Nature of Difference, Biology of Difference, and Gender & Technology--will be newly developed or extensively revised, developing in each online components; the last is being developed as a blended course.