Asian/American Women, Feminist Subjectivity, and the Sharing of Emotions on Social Media

Ayu Saraswati

Venue: Room 1505, 1555 Century Avenue, NYU Shanghai
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018
Time: 17:30 - 19:00 CST

How does digital technology reconfigure feminist subjectivity and activism in online spaces? How does social media alter how we express and experience emotions? In this Center for Global Asia lecture, Associate Professor  L. Ayu Saraswati explores these questions by examining case studies of Asian American women’s engagement with Instagram and Twitter in their combatting issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence.   

Ayu Saraswati is Associate Professor and Chair of the Women’s Studies department at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. She is the award-winning author of Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia (2013 National Women’s Studies Association Gloria Anzaldúa book prize). She is the co-editor of Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches (Oxford University Press, February 2017). Saraswati has also published numerous articles in Feminist StudiesMeridiansFeminist FormationsGender, Work, and Organization, and Sexualities. More information about her work can be found on http://drsaraswati.com/

Introduction and moderation of the Q&A by Shirin Edwin, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature.

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