You can download many of Dr. Boler’s articles and chapters below. Items can also be downloaded from Dr. Boler’s Academia.edu profile.
Publications by Topic
- Digital Media (Digital Media, Social Media, Alternative Media, Dissent, Communication)
- Social Movements (Social Movements, Social Activism)
- Emotion & Education (Emotion, Activism, Education)
- Satire & Irony (Satire, Irony, Popular Culture, Media Studies)
Complete List of Publications
M. Boler and E. Davis, (Eds.) Affective Politics of Digital Media: Propaganda By Other Means, London: Routledge Press (2021)
M. Ratto and M. Boler, (Eds.)DIY CITIZENSHIP: CRITICAL MAKING AND SOCIAL MEDIA (2014) Cambridge: MIT Press (January 2014) here
Today, DIY—do-it-yourself—describes more than self-taught carpentry. Social media enables DIY citizens to organize and protest in new ways (as in Egypt’s “Twitter revolution” of 2011) and to repurpose corporate content (or create new user-generated content) in order to offer political counternarratives. This book examines the usefulness and limits of DIY citizenship, exploring the diverse forms of political participation and “critical making” that have emerged in recent years. The authors and artists in this collection describe DIY citizens whose activities range from activist fan blogging and video production to knitting and the creation of community gardens.
Special Issue of Electronic Journal of Communication:
Megan Boler and Ted Gournelos, eds., Irony and Politics: User-Producers, Parody, and Digital Publics (September 2008) here
DIGITAL MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY: TACTICS IN HARD TIMES (2008)
Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times (MIT Press, 2008) Publisher’s profile page, with free download of Introduction here.
In an age of proliferating media and news sources, who has the power to define reality? Today, the “social web” – epitomized by blogs, viral videos, and YouTube – creates new pathways for truth to emerge and makes possible new tactics for media activism. Leading scholars in media and communication studies, media activists, journalists, and artists explore the contradiction at the heart of the relationship between truth and power: the radical democratization of knowledge and the multiplication of sources and voices, made possible by digital media, coexist with the blatant falsification of information by political and corporate powers.
The book maps a new digital media landscape that features citizen journalism, The Daily Show, blogging, and alternative media. The contributors discuss broad questions of media and politics, offer nuanced analyses of change in journalism, and undertake detailed examinations of the use of web-based media in shaping political and social movements. The chapters include not only essays by noted media scholars but also interviews with such journalists and media activists as Amy Goodman of DemocracyNow!, Media Matters host Robert McChesney, and Hassan Ibrahim of Al Jazeera.
DISCERNING CRITICAL HOPE IN EDUCATION (2014)
V. Bozalek, B. Leibowitz, R. Carollissen, and M. Boler (Eds). Discerning Critical Hope in Education, London: Routledge (2014) here
How can discerning critical hope enable us to develop innovative forms of teaching, learning and social practices that begin to address issues of marginalization, privilege and access across different contexts? At this millennial point in history, questions of cynicism, despair and hope arise at every turn, especially within areas of research into social justice and the struggle for transformation in education. While a sense of fatalism and despair is easily recognizable, establishing compelling bases for hope is more difficult. This book addresses the absence of sustained analyses of hope that simultaneously recognize the hard edges of why we despair.
DEMOCRATIC DIALOGUE IN EDUCATION: TROUBLING SPEECH, DISTURBING SILENCE (2004)
Drawing from disciplines of philosophy, political theory, critical race theory, sociology, and feminist and post-structural studies, the essays in Democratic Dialogue in Education examine issues arising from the conceptualizing of hate speech, freedom of expression, speech codes and political correctness, and voice and agency. What are the limits of speech in classrooms, and how are classrooms distinct from other kinds of public space? How do we understand silence as well as speech within the field of cultural differences at play in educational spaces? Questions of social justice, equity, racial identities and sexual differences are central to the pedagogical philosophies and practices addressed by these diverse scholars.
FEELING POWER: EMOTIONS AND EDUCATION (1999)
In Feeling Power Emotions and Education (Routledge 1999) Megan Boler combines cultural history with ethical and multicultural analyses to explore how emotions have been disciplined, suppressed or ignored at all levels of education and educational theory. Feeling Power begins by charting the philosophies and practices developed over the last century to control social conflicts arising from gender, class and race. The book traces the development of progressive pedagogies from civil rights and women’s liberation movements, to the author’s recent studies of “emotional intelligence” and emotional literacy.” She concludes by outlining a “pedagogy of discomfort” that examines the empathy, fear and anger to negotiate ethics and difference. Drawing on the formulation of emotion as knowledge within feminist and poststructuralist theories, Boler develops a unique theory of emotion missing from contemporary philosophical and theoretical discourses.
Boler, M. “Dilemmas of Conceptualizing Affect and Emotion: Towards a critical interdisciplinary methodology.” In K. Gallagher, Ed. The Methodological Dilemma Revisited NY: Routledge (2018).
Boler, M., and Zembylas, M. “Interview with Megan Boler: From ‘Feminist Politics of Emotions’ to the ‘Affective Turn’.” Methodological advances in research on emotion and education. Springer International Publishing (2016).
Boler, M. and C. Nitsou, “Women Activists within the Leaderless Occupy Wall Street: Consciousness-Raising and Connective Action in Hybrid Social Movements,” in McCaughey, M.(ed), Cyberactivism and the Participatory Web, NY: Routledge (2014).
Boler, M. “From Existentialism to Virtuality,” in ed. Leanord Waks, Leaders in Philosophy of Education, Intellectual Self-Portraits (Second Series) Philadelphia: Temple University Press (2014).
Boler, M. “Truth and Sensemaking in Digital Dissent,” Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, ed. Chris Atton, London: Routledge (2015).
Boler, M. “Transcending Binaries in Affect Theories,” Response to Kneller Lecture, Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference, Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook (2014).
Boler, M. “Occupy Patriarchy: Will Feminism’s Fourth Wave Be a Swell or a Ripple?”In Women in a Globalizing World: Transforming Equality, Development Diversity and Peace, ed. Angela Miles, Inanna Press (2013).
Boler, M. “Pedagogy of Discomfort in International Contexts,” Community, self and identity: training university students for transformation in South Africa, Capetown: HSRC Press (2012).
Boler, M. “The Daily Show and Political Activism,” The Informed Argument, 8th Edition. Ed. Robert P. Yagelski. SUNY Press, Albany (2012).
Boler, M. ‘Hypes, Hopes and Actualities: New Digital Cartesianism and Bodies in Cyberspace’, The New Media and Cybercultures Anthology, Ed. Pramod K. Nayar (2010).
Boler, M. “Making Claims: The Responsibilities of Qualitative Researcher,” in Methodological Dilemmas of Qualitative Research, Ed. Kathleen Gallagher, Routledge (2008).
Boler, M. “Mediated Publics and the Crises of Democracy.” Philosophical Studies in Education, eds. Justen Infinito and Cris Mayo, OV Philosophy of Education, vol. 37 (2007).
Dwight, J., Boler, M. and Sears, P. “Reconstructing the fables: Women on the educational cyberfrontier.” International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments, eds. Weiss, Nolan, and Trifonas, Kluwer Academic Publishers (2005).
Boler, M. “Critical Hope: the Ethics of Shattering World Views.” In Teaching, Loving, Learning. Eds, Jim Garrison and Dan Liston. Rowan and Littlefield (2003).
Boler, M. and Zembylas, M. “Discomforting Truths: The Emotional Terrain of Understanding Difference.” In Peter Trifonas, ed. Pedagogies of Difference, NY: Routledge (2003).
Boler, M. “Posing Feminist Questions to Freire,” in Paolo Freire and Education: Voices from New Zealand, ed. Peter Robert, Auckland: Dunmore Press (1999).
Boler, M. “Disciplined Absences: Cultural Studies and the Missing Discourse of a Feminist Politics of Emotion,” in After the Disciplines: the Emergence of Cultural Studies, ed. Michael Peters, NY: Bergin and Garvey Press (1999).
Leach, M., and Boler, M. “Gilles Deleuze: Practicing education through flight and gossip,” in Peters, Michael. Naming the Multiple: Poststructuralism and Education (1998).
Zaliwska, Z. and Boler, M. “Troubling Hope: Performing Inventive Connections in Discomforting Times,” Studies in Philosophy and Education (38(4) 2018).
Boler, M. & Davis, E. The affective politics of the ‘post-truth’ era: Feeling rules and networked subjects. Emotion, Space and Society, (Volume 27, 75-85 2018)
Boler, M. “Dilemmas of Conceptualizing Affect and Emotion: Towards a critical interdisciplinary methodology.” In K. Gallagher, Ed. The Methodological Dilemma Revisited NY: Routledge (2018).
Boler, M. “Feminist politics of emotions and critical digital pedagogies: A call to action.” PMLA Journal (130.5: 1489-1496 2015).
Boler, M. and J. Phillips. “Entanglements with Media and Technologies in the Occupy Movement.” The Fibreculture Journal Special Issue: Entanglements–Activism and Technology (2015).
Reilly, Ian and Megan Boler. “”The Rally to Restore Sanity, prepoliticization, and the future of politics.” Communication, Culture & Critique (7.4 435-452, 2014) .
Boler, M., A. Macdonald, C. Nitsou, and A. Harris, “Connective labor and social media: Women’s key roles in the ‘leaderless’ Occupy Movement,” Special Issue, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (2014).
Boler, M and Nemorin, S. “21st Century Propaganda: the Shifting Landscape of News,” in Oxford University Handbook of Propaganda, eds. R Castronovo and J Auerbach (2013)
Boler, Megan. Digital media and democracy: Tactics in hard times. Mit Press (2010).
Download Introduction here. Selected Chapters available at https://utoronto.academia.edu/MeganBoler
Burwell, C. and Boler, M. “Calling on the Colbert Nation: Fandom, Politics and Parody in an Age of Media Convergence,” Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication ed. by Megan Boler and Ted Gournelos (v.18 no 2, September 2008).
Boler, M. “Hypes, Hopes, and Actualities: Representations of Bodies and Difference in Text-Based Digital Communication,” New Media and Society (vol. 9, no .1, February 2007).
Boler, M. “The Daily Show and Political Activism. Changing the World, One Laugh at a Time.” Counterpunch (2007).
Zorn, D., and Boler,M. “Rethinking emotions and educational leadership.” International Journal of Leadership in Education (10.2 137-151 2007).
Pinto, L., Boler, M., and Norris, M. “Literacy is Just Reading and Writing, Isn’t it? The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test and Its Press Coverage.” Policy Futures in Education (5.1 84-99 2007).
Schmidt, A., and Boler, M. “Will New Media Save Democracy?” CommonDreams (2007).
Boler, Megan. “The Daily Show, Crossfire, and the will to truth.” Scan Journal of Media Arts Culture 3.1 (2006). http://scan.net.au/
Boler, Megan. “The Transmission of Political Critique after 9/11:“A New Form of Desperation”?.” M/C Journal 9.1 (2006).
Boler, Megan. “Critical Media Literacy and War.” Special Issue on Media Literacy, Orbit Magazine (May 2005).
Boler, M. “Masculinity on Trial: Using Popular Culture to Rethink Gender Roles.” Men and Masculinities. M. Kimmel, ed. SUNY (2004).
Boler, M. “The Limits of Philosophy in an Epoch of Censure” Response to General Session, Philosophy of Education Society, ed. Chris Higgins, Champaign, Il: Philosophy of Education Society (2003).
Boler, M. “The New Digital Cartesianism: Bodies and Spaces in Online Education,” Philosophy of Education Society 2002 ed. Scott Fletcher (Champaign, Il: Philosophy of Education Society) (2003).
Boler, M., L. T. Smith, G. Smith, M. Kempton, A. Ormond, H. Chueh and R. Waetford “‘Do you guys hate Aucklanders too?’ Youth: voicing difference from the rural heartland,” Journal of Rural Studies, New Zealand (2002).
Zembylas, M., and Boler, M. “On the spirit of patriotism: challenges of a ‘pedagogy of discomfort’.” Teachers College Record (104.5 2002).
Boler, M. and K. Allen. “Whose Naming Whom? Using Independent Video to Teach About the Politics of Representation.” Women’s Studies Quarterly Special Issue on Film (Spring/summer 2002, vol 30, nos 1 & 2, 255-270).
Boler, M. “An Epoch of Difference: Hearing Voices in the Nineties,” (Decade Review of 1990-99 for Special 50th Anniversary Issue), Educational Theory (Vol. 50, No.3 357-381 2000).
Boler, M. “All Speech is Not Free: Towards an Affirmative Action Pedagogy,” Philosophy of Education Society 2000, ed Lynda Stone, Champaign, Il: Philosophy of Education Society (2001).
Boler, M. “Emotional Quotient: the Taming of the Alien.” Discourse: Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture (Vol. 21, No. 2 84-114 1999).
Boler, M. “Towards a Politics of Emotion: Bridging the Chasm Between Theory and Practice,” American Philosophy Association Newsletter (Vol. 98, No. 1 49-54 1998).
Boler, M. “Taming the Labile Other,” Philosophy of Education Society 1997, ed. Susan Laird (Champaign, Il: Philosophy of Education Society) (1997) 258-270.
Boler, M. “Disciplined Emotions: Philosophies of Educated Feelings,” Educational Theory, (Vol. 47, No. 3 203-227 1997).
Boler, M. “The Risks of Empathy: Interrogating Multiculturalism’s Gaze,” Cultural Studies, (Vol. 11 No. 2 253-273 1997).
Boler, M. “License to Feel: Teaching in the Context of War,” Articulating the Global and Local, eds. Douglas Kellner and Ann Cvetkovich, Politics and Culture Series, Westview Press (1996).
Boler, M. “Situated and Imagined Selves,” Review Essay of Bogdan’s Re-educating the Imagination and Benhabib’s Situating the Self,” Hypatia (Vol. 10, no. 4 130-143 1995).
Boler, M. “License to Feel: Teaching in the Context of War,” Philosophy of Education Society 1995. ed. Alvin Neiman (Champaign, Il: Philosophy of Education Society) (1995).
Boler, M. “Teaching for Diversity,” Concerns (Journal of the Women’s Caucus of the Modern Language Association) (Vol. 34, No. 3 27-32 1994).
Boler, M. “The Risks of Empathy: Interrogating Multiculturalism’s Gaze,” Philosophy of Education Society, ed. Michael Katz, Champaign, Il: Philosophy of Education Society (1994).
Special Journal Issues
Guest Editor with Ted Gournelos, “Irony and Politics: User-Producers, Parody, and Digital Publics,” Electronic Journal of Communication, October 2008, vol. 18, no. 24 themed issues 2, 3, and 4
Co-Editor (with Dr. Michelle Stack, University of British Columbia), Policy Futures in Education, Special Journal Issue on Media Studies, September 2005. (vol. 5 #1, January 2007).
Refereed Literary Publications
Boler, Megan. “The Third Round.” The Threepenny Review 32 (1988): 29-29.
Boler, Megan. “Summer 1996.” New Zealand Poetry No. 16 (peer reviewed, bi-annual journal) (1998)
Boler, Megan. “Oceanview Budget Lodge.” Hecate: A Woman’s Interdisciplinary Journal XXIV/I (Australian peer-reviewed quarterly journal) (1998)
Boler, Megan. “StrawFire.” 13th Moon, Suny Press, vol. 18, fall issue (2002)
Non-Refereed Journal Articles And Book Chapters
Boler, Megan. “The politics of making claims: Challenges of qualitative web-based research.” The methodological dilemma: Creative, critical and collaborative approaches to qualitative research (2008): 11-33.
Boler, Megan. “Mediated publics and the crises of democracy.” Philosophical Studies in Education 37 (2006): 25-38.
Boler, Megan, Pris Sears, and James S. Dwight. “Reconstructing the Fables: Women on the Educational Cyberfrontier.” The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments. Springer Netherlands, 2006. 1467-1494.
Boler, Megan. “Media Literacy Defined.” W. Hare and J. P. Portelli (Eds.), Key Questions in Education. Halifax, NS: Edphil Books (2005)
Boler, Megan. “Teaching for hope.” Teaching, learning, and loving: Reclaiming passion in educational practice (2004): 117-131.
Boler, Megan, and Michalinos Zembylas. “Discomforting truths: The emotional terrain of understanding differences.” Pedagogies of difference: Rethinking education for social justice (2003): 110-136.
Boler, Megan. “‘I Love this Rock:’ Passionate Science and the Myth of Objectivity,” in D. Tippins, T. Koballa, and B. Payne (eds). Learning from Cases: Unraveling the Complexities of Elementary Science Teaching. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon Publishing, 2002.
Boler, Megan. “Posing Feminist Questions to Freire,” in Paolo Freire and Education: Voices from New Zealand, ed. Peter Roberts. Auckland: Dunmore Press, 1999.
Boler, Megan. “Disciplined absences: cultural studies and the missing discourse of a feminist politics of emotion.” After the disciplines: the emergence of cultural studies (1999): 157-174.
Leach, Mary, and Megan Boler. “Gilles Deleuze: Practicing education through flight and gossip.” (1998).
Invited Talks, Lectures and Presentations
(November 2019) Panelist, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA
(October 2019) Invited Panelist, “Affect, Elections, and Social Media: Understanding the Emotional Dimensions of Propaganda,” Comparative Approaches to Disinformation, Harvard University
(October 2019) Invited Participant, European Union Media Commission, High Level Symposium, Rome, Italy
(September 2019) Invited Keynote, Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Conference, Bloomington Indiana.
(June 2019) Invited Panelist, Worldview Conference, “The social, cultural, and political underpinnings of the ‘post-truth’ world: Making Orwell fiction again,” Toronto, ON.
(June 2019) Panelist, Media Ecology Association Conference, Toronto, ON
(January 2018) Invited Panelist, “The Limits of Empathy,” three-day panel series at Modern Language Association Convention, New York
(February 2018) Invited Keynote, McLuhan Salon Keynote sponsored by the Canadian Embassy of Germany and transmediale, Berlin, Germany
(February 2018) Invited Panelist, “Unmasking Cyberwar,” transmediale conference, Berlin, Germany
(February 2018) Invited Advisor, Canadian Federal Youth Secretariat, Ottawa
(February 2018) Invited Panelist, Canadian Federal Government Communications Conference, “Fake News” (Ottawa)
(2018 April 9) Invited Keynote, UTSC Teaching Conference, “The Affective Politics of Teaching and Learning: From a Pedagogy of Discomfort to Critical Hope”
(2018 October) Panelist, Association of Internet Research
(2018 October) Invited Keynote, FORCE Conference, Montreal
(2018 November), Invited Panelist, “Interrogating The “Alt Right”, White Nationalism, and Trumpism,” CIARS Decolonizing Conference, OISE/UT
(2018 November) Invited Panelist, Sexism and Violence in Cyberspace, (sponsored by the Writing & Rhetoric Program at Innis College and Journalists for Human Rights, U of T Chapter)
(2018 November) Invited Panelist, ““An evening on a media theory for war,” McLuhan Center for Technology and Culture
(May 2017) Invited Keynote, “(Dis)Comfort Zones: Negotiating Tensions and Cultivating Belonging in Diverse College Classrooms in Quebec,” Conference Organized by Department of English, Vanier College, Montreal, QC
(March 2017) Invited Keynote, Annual Philosophy of Education Conference, George Brown College, Toronto, ON
(March 2017) Invited Panelist, “Surveillance, Censorship & Human Rights Online,” Decoding the Digital Debate Symposium, University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs
(November 9, 2016) Invited Keynote, California State University Los Angeles, “An Evening with Megan Boler,” English Speaker Series
(April 2016) Invited Keynote, “Learning in the Age of Social Media: Pedagogies of Discomfort,” The Center for Instructional Innovation, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
(February 2016) Invited Talk, “Satire as Public Pedagogy: When Popular Culture Becomes the Most Trusted News,” Carsey Wolf Film and Media Center and Department of Communications, University of California, Santa Barbara
(February 2016) Invited Talk, “Humanities Meets Technoscience: Social Implications of Participatory Media,” Dibner Chair/Science and Technology Studies, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University
(November 2014) Panelist, Studies Association, Toronto, ON
(November 2014) Invited Keynote: Democracy, Digital Media, and Community-Based Research. Invitational Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz (Sponsors: Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC) (http://ccrec.ucsc.edu) and CITRIS Data and Democracy Initiative Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (http://democracy.citris-uc.org/)
(September 2014) Panelist, New Materialist Methodologies 5th Annual Conference, University of Oberta Catalunya, “DIY Gender and Digital Materiality of Politics,” (with Dr. Jason Nolan Ryerson U; Dr. Suzanne de Castell UOIT; Dr. Jennifer Jenson York University)
(May 2014) Invited Keynote: Symposium for the UK book launch of DIY Citizenship, convened by Mandy Rose and Amy Spencer, hosted by University of Western England, Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre at the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol.
(April 2014) Invited Guest Lecture and Seminar, New School University, Dr. Trebor Scholz
(March 2014) Invited Plenary: “DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media,” eds. M. Ratto and M. Boler, book launch in March at USC in Los Angeles (hosted by Henry Jenkens, Kjerstin Thorson and Mike Ananny, University of Southern California Civic Path Research Group)
(November 2013) Kneller Keynote Lecture, American Educational Studies Association, 2013, Baltimore, MD.
(March 2013) Invited Respondent, Kneller Invited Lecture, Philosophy of Education Society, Portland, OR.
(September 2013) Invited Keynote, University of Westminster 4th Biennial Transforming Audiences Conference, September 2-3 Transforming Audiences http://www.transformingaudiences.org.uk/
(May 2013) Inaugural Keynote, “Education and the Discomforts of Change,” “Teaching in Focus Conference,” Teaching Commons, York University (May 27)
(May 2013) Invited Panelist, “Gender and Censorship,” Osgoode Forum “Law, Culture, Critique”, May 10-11, Toronto, Canada (hosted by The Graduate Law Students Association) http://glsa.osgoode.yorku.ca/keynote-speakers 2013
(April 2013) Invited Plenary, Transmedia Hollywood 4. , April 12, Los Angeles (conference co-directors Henry Jenkins and Denise Mann). http://www.liquid-bass.com/conference/panel-3-through-any-media-necessary-activism-in-a-diy- culture/ https://twitter.com/DigitalLA/status/322839759489736704/photo/1
(2012 May) Invited Keynote, “Fostering Civic Engagement: Revisiting the Role of the University and Aesthetics as a Language of Possibility,” May 20-21,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hosted by Saint Joseph’s University and Barnes Foundation.
(2012 April) Invited Panelist, Gender Across Borders: Arts, Action, Activism Conference, SUNY Buffalo http://genderin.buffalo.edu/GAB.shtml
(2012 March) Invited Panelist, “Women’s Portrayal in Media,” International Women’s Day, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall
(2012 February) Invited Talk, “Towards an Ontology of Truth,” Philosophy of Education, Teacher’s College, Columbia University
(2012 January) Bridging the Gender Gap in the News: Public Talk & Panel Discussion (with panelists: Shari Graydon, Director, Informed Opinions; Kathy English, Public Editor, Toronto Star; Esme Fuller-Thompson, Professor, Sandra Rotman Chair in Social Work. Sponsored by UT Office of the Provost.
(2011 September) “Children, youth and media.” Panel Discussion with Bronwen Low, Krys Verrall, and Sara Grimes, and Megan Boler, Center for Media and Culture in Education, OISE/University of Toronto.
(2011 October) Invited Respondent, Mobility Shifts Conference, New School, New York
(2011 May) Keynote Speaker, Worldviews Conference: Higher Education and Journalism, Toronto
(2010 April) Invited Response to Presidential Address, Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco
(2010 March) Invited Plenary Speaker, “Equitable Pedagogies, Inclusive Curricula: Teaching Towards Social Justice in Higher Education,” Launch of the OISE Office of Teaching Support
(2010 December) Invited Panelist, The Remains of the University: Thoughts on the Future of Critical Theory and the Humanities, University of Toronto
(2010 September) Invited Speaker, Center for Media and Culture in Education, “The Politics of Humor in Education,” with Professor Cris Mayo, University of Illinois
(2010 May) Invited Keynote Plenary, Making Media Public Conference, York University
(2010 May) Invited Panelist, Radio and Television News Directors Association Annual Conference
(2010 May) Invited Speaker, Symposium on the Emotions, Jackman Humanities Institute
(2010 January) Invited Panelist, “Why Cultural Studies?” OISE/UT
(2009 October) New Media vs. Repressive Regimes Rights & Democracy Cross-Canada Dialogue Series, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada (with international PMLA Journal of the Modern Language Association, 2015.
(2010 April) Invited Respondent, Curriculum in Vulnerable Times: International Perspectives American Educational Research Association, New Orleans
(2010 April) Invited Respondent, Informal Learning and Sociable Media in Children’s Culture American Educational Research Association, New Orleans
(2010 April) Symposium Panelist Reverence, Listening, and Humor in Education: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, New Orleans
(2008 May) Panelist, “Convergence and Collaboration: Communication Research, Activism, and Education for the Common Good,” International Communication Association Meeting, Montreal
(2007 June) “The Politics of ‘Truthiness,’” New Network Theory International Conference, Institute of Network Cultures, University of Amsterdam.
(2007 May) “Creating Communication: Media, Citizenship, and Youth in North America” International Communication Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco
(2006 May) “The Work of Critical Pedagogies in an Age of Digital Reproduction,” Canadian Symposium Studies in Education, York University, Toronto
(2004, August) “Visual Satire in Times of War,” International Visual Sociology Association, San Francisco Art Institute
(2004, June) “The Politics of Media Literacy,” Crossroads International Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of Illinois Urbana
(2004, June) “In Our Wildest Dreams: Bodies in Cyberculture,” Crossroads International Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of Illinois Urbana
(2004, February) “Shock and Awe: Media Literacy and Discomfort in a Digital Age,” National Council of Teachers of English, Berkeley, California
(2003 June) ‘America Strikes Back?’Critical Media Literacy in Times of War,” Megan Boler, and Brent Jesiek, National Media Education Conference 2003 Literacy and Liberty: Rights, Roles and Responsibilities in a Media Age, Baltimore, Maryland
Reviews of Books by Megan Boler
DIY CITIZENSHIP: CRITICAL MAKING AND SOCIAL MEDIA (2014)
Luther, Jason. “Review of DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media” Rev. of DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Composition Studies 43.1 (2015): 209-14. Print. https://www.uc.edu/content/dam/uc/journals/composition-studies/docs/bookreviews/43-1/43.1%20Luther.pdf
Loader, Brian D. “Book Review: DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media.” The London School of Economics and Political Science. 2015. Web. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2014/11/14/book-review-diy-citizenship-critical-making-and-social-media-edited-by-matt-ratto-and-megan-deibert/
Featherman, Chris. Review of “DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media.” New Media and Society. April 2015: 672-674. Print. http://nms.sagepub.com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/content/18/4/672.full
Derickson, Kate. Review of DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. November 2015. Web. https://radicalantipode.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/book-review_derickson-on-ratto-and-boler.pdf
Child, Danielle. “The Hand and the Virtual.” Review of DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Review31 2015. Web. http://review31.co.uk/article/view/265/the-hand-and-the-virtual
Rebecca. Review of DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media. Goodreads. May 2, 2015. Web. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/926586564
Ting, Tin-Yuet. “DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, Edited by Matt Ratto and Megan Boler. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.” The Information Society 31.3 (2015): 294-5. Print.
DIGITAL MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY: TACTICS IN HARD TIMES (2008)
Two reviews of Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times, November 2009, Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo
Hamilton, James F. (2008) Review of Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times, edited by Megan Boler, in Social Movement Studies 3,319-322.
Neural: Media- Art- Hactivism, online journal since 1993
Michelle Stack, University of British Columbia, Canada, Paideusis, Volume 17 (2008), No. 2, pp. 99-102 Review of Digital Media and Democracy: Tactics in Hard Times by Megan Boler (Ed.),Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2008
Feminist Review Connections: Monthly Online Reviews
Online Information Review, David Stuart, vol. 32. No. 5 pps. 689-90. October 2008.
Mark Hayes, Media International Australia
Michael A. Xenos, Information Communication and Society
Fenwick Robert McKelvey, Canadian Journal of Communication
Jason Scott, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture
Galina Miazhevich, Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Central European New Media http://www.digitalicons.org/issue06/files/2012/01/6.9.1_Miazhevich.pdf
OTHER RECENT REVIEWS
“Emotional Literacy: Reflections on Megan Boler ‘Feeling Power: Taming the Labile Student.’” Review of M. Boler, “Taming the Labile Student”. Serendip Studio. 21 March 2015. Web. http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/oneworld/multicultural-education-2015/emotional-literacy-reflections-megan-boler-feeling-power-taming-labile
Kearney, Nick and Lindballe, Leslie. @jvg. “A Pedagogy of Discomfort (Megan Boler)” 27 January 2015, 5:33 pm. Tweets. https://storify.com/jvg/a-pedagogy-of-discomfort-megan-boler
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