Stephanie Steinhardt was a participant of the CSCW 2014 Feminism and Social Media workshop. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. She is interested in the social and political impacts of large-scale long-term technological investments on the shape of life, labor and knowledge production and is currently focused on developments around climate change and oceanography in the U.S.
Amanda Menking was a participant of the CSCW 2014 Feminism and Social Media workshop. She is a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington’s Information School. She is interested in issues at the intersection of gender studies, feminist theories, and social computing systems. Her current work focuses on women and Wikipedia, and gender-based hostility in online spaces.
Andrea Marshall was a participant of the CSCW 2014 Feminism and Social Mediaworkshop. She is a Ph.D. student at the Drexel College of Computing and Informatics. She is interested in the interactions between feminist HCI and the larger field of digital anthropology to understand better the relationship between gender construction and technological artifacts. In her research, she uses an ethnographic approach to understand how queer sociotechnical identities emerge within Steampunk communities of practice and feminist maker spaces.
Asta Zelenkauskaite was a participant of CSCW 2014 Feminism and Social Media workshop. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at Drexel University with training that intersects communication, information science, and linguistics. Her work focuses on user behaviors in social media and the implications on autonomy in regard to proprietary media logics.
Ingrid Erickson was a co-organizer of the CSCW 2014 Feminism and Social Media workshop. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University. Her current work focuses on the evolution and legitimation of social norms in sociotechnical environments including urban co-working spaces, civic hacking events, and social media sites.
Jennifer Rode was the chair of the first gender workshop at CSCW in 2008, was an author for last year’s workshop, and the program chair for GenderIT. She is Assistant Professor at Drexel College of Computing and Informatics; her training is in informatics, human-computer interaction and anthropology. In her research, Rode uses a feminist anthropological approach to understand technology users in the context of people’s daily lives. Rode recently won a CAREER award from the NSF for a project entitled “Towards HCI Theory for Technical and Gender Identity.”