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Jessa Lingel Lecture - Facebook is Anti-Drag: Issues of Online Community and Communication

  • 3/31/2014 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

Jessa Lingel Lecture - Facebook is Anti-Drag: Issues of Online Community and CommunicationOnline technologies have provided a means of storytelling, visualization, community building, and educational resources that have particular significance for groups that have been historically disenfranchised.

Jessa Lingel addresses the role of technology in the lives of a specific queer community, performers in Brooklyn's drag scene. Her talk addresses both the benefits and limitations of social media platforms for members of this particular set of queer lives and the intersection of queer theory with internet studies.

Jessa Lingel is a postdoctoral research fellow at Microsoft Research New England, working with the Social Media Collective.