FemPop September 18

Iterations of 21st-Century Feminism and (Internet) Popular Culture

Megan Condis is an assistant professor in Communication Studies at Texas Tech University.  Her book, Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks, and the Gendered Battle for Online Culture, was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2018.

Laura Triviño is the director of the Department of Didactics of Mathematics, Didactics of Social Sciences and Didactics of Experimental Sciences at the University of Malaga. Ph.D. in Education and Social Communication from the Universidade do Minho, and Ph.D. in Art History from the UNED. Her research focuses on feminist critical literacy, multimodality, audiovisual aesthetics, media culture, the visibility of women artists and the teaching of a curriculum for Humanities from the perspective of intersectional feminism.

Sara Hosey has a Ph.D. in American Literature and teaches English and Women and Gender Studies at the English Department at Nassau Community College. She has published an academic book, Home is Where the Hurt is: Media Depictions of Wives and Mothers released by McFarland Press in October 2019, and a young adult novel entitled Iphigenia Murphy (2020).

Othered Realities: Intersections of Gender, Race and Ethnicity  

Aria S. Halliday is Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and program in African American and Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Halliday specializes in cultural constructions of Black girlhood and womanhood in material, visual, and digital culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. She is the editor of The Black Girlhood Studies Collection (2019) and co-editor of a special issue on hip-hop feminism in Journal of Hip Hop Studies (2020). Her book, Buy Black: How Black Women Transformed US Pop Culture is forthcoming with the University of Illinois Press.

Tia C. M. Tyree is a Professor at Howard University within the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communications, where is currently serving as Interim Associate Dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications. Her research interests include hip hop, rap, reality television, film, social media as well as African-American and female representations in mass media. She is the author of The Interesting and Incredibly Long History of American Public Relations and coeditor of HBCU Experience – The Book, Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice as well as Social Media: Culture and Identity.

Katlin Marisol Sweeney is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at The Ohio State University who specializes in U.S. Latinx studies and popular culture. Her research interests include prison media, DIY culture, comics and zines by women of color, and media portrayals of Central Americans in the U.S. Her dissertation focuses on how Latina content creators use their social media accounts to produce self-images that challenge flattened Latina representations in traditional media. She was the central coordinator of SOL-CON: The Brown, Black, and Indigenous Comics Expo and at Ohio State from 2019-2021.

Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado is scholar, writer, and poet from Queens, NY. Assistant Professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY. Her research interests include Latinx culture & literature, U.S. cultural production, graphic novels, and women of color feminist theories. Her current book project is the first study of Latinx graphic life stories. Currently, she has published an essay on queer Cuban girlhood in the graphic memoir Spit and Passion in The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies.