Lisa Nakamura Visit

February 24, 2016

Lisa Nakamura Visit

Nakamura photo

Friday, March 25, 2016

“Radical Digital Pedagogy and Woman of Color Feminism”
11:00-1:00, Room 110A, Frank W. Hale Jr., Black Cultural Center, 154 W. 12th Ave

“Workers Without Bodies: A Feminist Critique of Labor on the Internet”
5:00-7:00, Page Hall 20

Professor Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor in the Department of American Cultures and the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has co-facilitated the FemTechNet Project, a network of educators, activists, librarians, and researchers interested in digital feminist pedagogy. She is also coordinator of Digital Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of: Race After the Internet (co-edited with Peter Chow-White) (Routledge, 2011); Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet (University of Minnesota Press, 2007, winner of the Asian American Studies Association award in Cultural Studies); Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet (Routledge, 2002); and Race In Cyberspace (co-edited with Beth Kolko and Gilbert Rodman) (Routledge, 2000). Currently, Professor Nakamura is working on a new monograph on Massively Multiplayer Online Role playing games, transnational racialized labor, and avatarial capital in a “postracial” world.

The lecture and seminar is organized by the Department of Comparative Studies and co-sponsored by Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Asian American Studies, and English. Please contact Philip Armstrong ( for further information.