My first book, Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World (The MIT Press) is available for pre-order on Amazon.
My latest (and prettiest) Flow column is out: Your Tumblr Makes Me Want to Study: Thoughts about the studyblr community. I examine the feminist and feminine space of study blogs, while also contextualizing them within a broader framework of learning and social networks.
Reflecting on the white-washing of history and education and systematic racism.
I worry that these modes of surveillance have the potential to chill speech, further silence marginalized identities and experiences, and hinder opportunities for individuals to invest in and acquire other kinds of capital.
When I think about the things that have really shaped not only my education and career,but who I am as a person, I think about those “ah-ha” paradigm shift courses that forever changed the way I see myself and others in the world. Those are what I strive to help my students achieve.
We need to shift discourse away from discussing sexual and suggestive photos as inappropriate and abnormal, and rather focus on the inappropriate acts of sharing. This not only places blame back where it belongs – on those violating privacy – but also moves away from discourse that demonizes expressions of sexuality;
A rabbi on Twitter disagrees with my decision to use a video as part of my course curriculum. He writes a blog posts largely dismissing my pedagogy and course. It was published and tweeted several times. As such, I felt obligated to respond. So here’s my defense of the use of video in a media classroom.
My most recent article about how cell phone industries construct gender and social practices of surveillance is now available online in the Journal of Children & Media. Would love feedback and feel free to distribute widely. Available here. Abstract: Mobile service provider commercials afford insight into contemporary expectations and norms of cell phone use within the…