American Educational Research Association, April 5-9, 2019, Toronto
“Skeptical and Affective Literacies: Redefining Critical Media Pedagogies in a ‘Post-Truth’ Era,” Fri, April 5, 12:00 to 2:00pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 100 Level, Room 104A
“Bringing Affects into Education: The Radical Contributions of Feminist Politics of Emotion and Feminist Pedagogies,” Sat, April 6, 10:25 to 11:55am, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Second Floor, City Hall
“Critical Quantitative Methodologies: Measuring Emotion and Affect for Research and Pedagogies,” Mon, April 8, 4:10 to 6:10pm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 200 Level, Room 205B
Navigating the News, Panel and Discussion, Toronto, April 10, 2019
Keynote, Smith Lecture, Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, September 2019
Funded by a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Connections Grant, I am convening an international summer symposium on Affect, Propaganda, and Political Imagination. Invited participants will participate in the 3-day working Symposium, from which we anticipate an edited book and special journal issue. Participants include: Carolyn Pedwell (Kent University); Ed Cohen (Rutgers University), Adi Kuntsman (Manchester Metropolitan University ), Merlyna Lim (Carleton University), Yasmin Jiwani (Concordia University), Luke Stark (Microsoft), Leslie Regan Shade (University of Toronto), Asma Abbas ( Simons Rock), Ezekiel Dixon-Roman (University of Pennsylvania), Kira Lussier (University of Toronto), Stephen Kovats (Open Culture Agency), Elizabeth Davis (University of Toronto), Hoda Gharib (University of Toronto).
Funded by a 2018-19 award from the McLuhan Centre for Technology and Culture, I have convened a Working Group since September to host visiting speakers and reading group on Affect and Algorithms. Our Working Group includes faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from across UT Departments. We have hosted the following guests:
Professor Susanna Paasonen (University of Turku), “Conceptualizing Affect and Media” https://susannapaasonen.org/
Dr. Kate Starbird (University of Washington), “Information and Social Media Warfare and Challenges,” http://faculty.washington.edu/kstarbi/publications.html
Dr. Ian Reilly (Mt. Saint Vincent University), “Media Hoaxing and The Yes Men” https://msvu.academia.edu/IanReilly
Forthcoming speakers include:
March 1, Professor Tero Karppi discussing his 2018 book Disconnect.
March 31, Dr. Selena Nemorin (University College London), Dr. Whitney Phillips (Syracuse University), and Dr. Sun-Ha Hong (Simon Fraser University), “Mediated Subjects and (Ir)rationalities”. These invited scholars will also present at the April 1 Monday Night Seminar, McLuhan Centre for Technology and Culture.
I was awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant in 2017, “Safeguarding democracies: An interdisciplinary synthesis of digital media studies and the politics of emotion to understand identity, belonging and trust in the post-truth media landscape.” Working with doctoral student Elizabeth Davis, our research resulted in the following publication:
“The Affective Politics of Post-Truth Era: Feeling Rules and Networked Subjectivity”
The essay can be found through this link:
This podcast features an interview Dr. Thompson conducted with me, highlighting how I came to focus on questions of emotion and affect in educational theory; questions of media and democracy; and related dialogue on my recent research on democratic possibilities of digital communications.
This podcast is but one from Dr. Thompson’s podcast series, Pipeline.
“This compilation represents a historical archive of some of the contemporary contours of work in philosophy of education. While important for a number of reasons, this documentary component of the project records more than the scholarly ideas of our guests; it depicts perspectives of persons that may not always be seen in the body of journal articles and books that are presumed to define a researcher’s career. Though not full portraits, these profiles form a unique view of a field.”
Megan Boler, “The Affective Politics of Information Warfare”
(2) Links (two options) to listen to the Unmasking Cyberwar Panel, February 2 2018 at the transmediale conference in Berlin. (My talk begins at 43:40) . (Talks co-authored with Elizabeth Davis, PhD candidate, Social Justice Education, OISE/UT)
Link to my keynote at the Media Meets Literacy Conference hosted by the Evens Foundation, held in Sarajevo in September 2017.