Principal Investigator Dr. Megan Boler and her 2012-13 research team of OISE graduate students http://www.meganboler.net/about-2/about-the-research-team/
are concluding a productive second year of her three-year SSHRC funded research project “Social Media in the Hands of Young Citizens,” a qualitative research project featuring semi-structured interviews with young women participants in new hybrid (on/offline) social movements.
Professor Boler has two edited books forthcoming as well as numerous journal articles and chapters:
DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014 (ed. with Matt Ratto)
Discerning Critical Hope, London: Routledge, 2013 (eds. V Bozalek, B. Leibowitz, R. Carollissen, and M. Boler).
Forthcoming essays include:
- Megan Boler and Selena Nemorin, Handbook of Propaganda Studies, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- Ian Reilly and Megan Boler, “Stewart and Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity, the Pre-political, and the Future of Politics,” forthcoming Communication Culture and Critique.
- M. Boler, “Gender and the Politics of Horizontalism in Hybrid Social Movements,” in Martha McCaughey, ed., “Cyberactivism: 2nd edition,” (New York: Routledge 2014).
- M. Boler, “Affect and Pedagogy in Neo-Liberal Spaces,” PMLA Journal of the Modern Language Association, 2014.
- M. Boler, “Transcending Binaries in Affect Theories,” Response to Kneller Lecture, Philosophy of Education Society Meeting, Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook, 2014.
- M. Boler, “#OccupyPatriarchy: Will the 4th Wave Be a Swell or a Ripple?” in “Women in a Globalizing World: Transforming Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace,” ed. by Angela Miles, Inanna Publications and Education Inc. 2013.
On April 12, Dr. Boler presented as an invited panelist at the 4th Biennial Transmedia, Hollywood conference in Los Angeles,
http://www.transmedia.tft.ucla.edu/conference/panel-3-through-any-media-necessary-activism-in-a-diy-culture/ and is presenting her research as well at the American Educational Research Association in San Francisco on April 27. http://www.aera.net/tabid/10208/Default.aspx
Invited speaking engagement and keynotes this year include:
- Invited Panelist, “Through Any Media Necessary: Activism in a DIY Cuture,” 4th Biennial Transmedia Hollywood, USC-UCLA, April 12, 2014, Los Angeles photo: By Any Media Necessary: DIY Activism Panel https://twitter.com/DigitalLA/status/322839759489736704/photo/1
Invited Keynote, University of Westminster 4th Biennial Transforming Audiences Conference, September 2-3, 2013 Transforming Audiences http://www.transformingaudiences.org.uk/
Forthcoming: Invited Panelist, “Gender and Censorship,” Osgoode Forum “Law, Culture, Critique”, May 10-11, 2013 in Toronto, Canada.(hosted by The Graduate Law Students Association) http://glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca/keynote-speakers 2013
- Invited Inaugural Keynote, “Education and the Discomforts of Change,” “Teaching in Focus Conference,” Teaching Commons, York University May 27, 2013·
Dr. Boler Hosts Two OISE Visiting Scholars
Sponsored y the new OISE Visiting Scholars Program, Dr. Boler was awarded funds to host Two OISE Visiting Scholars.
In February, Dr. Boler hosted Dr. Chris Gray, author of Cyborg Citizen and coeditor of The Cyborg Handbook, and faculty at UC Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. Check out “I, Cyborg” on CBC Spark Radio—listen to the engaging interview of Dr Gray by Nora Young (Febuary 15, 2013)
As well, feel free to check out this video of OISE Visiting Scholar Chris Gray’s February 2013 talk on the “Manifesto for Cyborgs,” for Professor Megan Boler’s Graduate Seminar (TPS1447/KMD2003) http://vimeo.com/60078857
Dr Boler is hosting a second OISE Visiting Scholar, Professor and Director Ron Glass, May 20-24, 2013. Dr. Ronald Glass is an Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of California Santa Cruz. He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the U.C. Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (http://ccrec.ucsc.edu), a University of California multi-campus research program initiative. He also serves as an Acting Associate Director of the Data and Democracy Initiative of the U.C. Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (http://citris-uc.org;http://opinion.berkeley.edu/ddi).