2014 publications, hot off the press!

Just out: 2nd Edition of Martha McCaughey’s groundbreaking book for “Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture.”  I am so pleased that Christina Nitsou and I were able to contribute a chapter! http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415709033 Other forthcoming and recent publications: Boler, M. and Christina Nitsou, Women Activists within the Leaderless Occupy Wall Street: Consciousness-Raising and Connective Action in Hybrid SocialContinue reading “2014 publications, hot off the press!”

On the road…

Busy time upcoming of travel and talks on recent research.  Heading this week to London as one of the invited keynotes for Social Media, the fourth international Transforming Audiences conference  In September, myself and two members of our Research Team (Averie Macdonald and Christina Nitsou) presenting at Social Media conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax. In October, I am presenting at theContinue reading “On the road…”

Megan Boler speaking at Osgoode Law School

Saturday May 11, Plenary Roundtable: Gender and Censorship 11.00 am – 12.15 pm Oakham Lounge Osgoode Law School Annual Conference, University of Toronto http://glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/final-sched.pdf Moderator: Savitri Gordian, LLM Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School Panelists: Professor Lisa Taylor, Ryerson University Professor Megan Boler, University of Toronto Professor Lynda Lange, University of Toronto glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca http://www.meganboler.net/?p=1490

and if you’re in San Francisco

…come on down to the American Educational Research Associate conference (some 30,000 intl attendees!) and catch PI Dr Megan Boler discussing our SMRT research team’s preliminary findings on a panel titled “DIY Media & Youth Engagement.” WHEN: Saturday April 27 at 2:15 pm. WHERE: Building/Room: Grand Hyatt, Ballroom Level – Grand Ballroom West  http://tinyurl.com/c78aptk Dr. Boler’s talk,”From ApathyContinue reading “and if you’re in San Francisco”

Megan’s forthcoming books, essays, talks…

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 BolerContinue reading “Megan’s forthcoming books, essays, talks…”

Hacking, Cracking, and Hacktivism: the many dimensions of hacker practice

This week, we bring you a special post from a friend of the SMRT Boler Research team, Yelena Gyulkhandanyan, University of Toronto. Hacking, Cracking, and Hacktivism: the many dimensions of hacker practice To refer to someone as a hacker often implies that they engage in illicit acts of tapping into secret databases, stealing information, and threateningContinue reading “Hacking, Cracking, and Hacktivism: the many dimensions of hacker practice”

Audio for “Hacktivists, Cyberwarriors and International Relations” Conference

In follow-up to the “Event Summary: “Hacktivists, Cyberwarriors and International Relations”  post, we thought we would share the audio for this event. In this recording you will find Stefania Milan’s talk along with the Q&A session with her and Gabriella Coleman that followed. Special thanks to Yelena Gyulkhandanyan for sharing it with us. You can download the fileContinue reading “Audio for “Hacktivists, Cyberwarriors and International Relations” Conference”

SMRT Boler Team Attends HarassMap Talk

Recently two members of the SMRT boler team attended a talk hosted at Munk School of Global Affairs titled “Harassmap: Social Mapping Sexual Harassment and Violence in Egypt.” The presenter, Rebecca T. Chiao, is Co-Founder and Director of HarassMap. Combining community activism with mobile and internet technology, Harassmap is a volunteer initiative that strives toContinue reading “SMRT Boler Team Attends HarassMap Talk”