Session Proposal: Discussion of gender consturction in public digital spheres

I work with high school and early college students at an after-school non-profit, and one of the interesting aspects of my job is watching as students construct ad deconstruct themselves, particularly in terms of gender identity, online through sites like Tumblr and Facebook. I’d love to have a conversation about different trends others have noticed and to learn if anyone has put together, or knows of any, good resources to help guide these activities so that students don’t have a permanent digital record that negatively impacts their futures.

I also love the Intro to DH and the video game and gamefication sessions that have been proposed.

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About Chandra Jenkins

As the internet has grown into its current form, so have I. This intimate connection with the technology shaped my thesis when I completed my M.A. in English at California State University, Fullerton. My job that pays the bills, and provides lots of story material, has me herding underrepresented high school students along their journey to college. When I take a break, I write. Frequently these ramblings end up on my blog, that I've had since 2005, about whatever catches my interest, or whatever I can't get out of my head. Occasionally, I put my degree to work as a freelance editor. Coffee has gotten me through it all, and I measure my life by the pot.