Call for Participation

Imagining Intersectional Futures: Feminist Approaches in CSCW is a one day workshop to be held in February at the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW 2017) in Portland, Oregon.

We invite participants to join us for a one-day workshop to imagine intersectional futures in CSCW and beyond.

The aim of this workshop is to explore theoretical and methodological approaches that help us consider issues of gender, sexual orientation, and power in the design of socio-technical systems. This workshop will build on two previous workshops on the topic of feminism and CSCW. With this instantiation, we are motivated by an explicit commitment to intersectionality—a recognition that the effects of various oppressions cannot be understood independently. Considerable time will be devoted to discussing work in post-colonial feminism, queer theory, Women of Color feminism, and feminist critical disability studies. Through generative conversation, feedback on works-in-progress, and the initiation of outlets for new feminist CSCW work, we aim to 1) build on existing research and practice and 2) identify concerns and approaches for both designing and assessing research oriented toward intersectional and feminist futures in the context of CSCW and social computing.

During the workshop, participants will share their works in progress, join each other for a “walking seminar,” engage in zine making, and discuss future collaborations and research trajectories.

Apply to participate here.