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MemberLisa Diedrich

Lisa Diedrich is professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Her research and teaching interests include critical medical studies, disability studies, feminist science studies, and interdisciplinary feminist and queer theories and methodologies. She is the author of  Indirect Action: Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, AIDS, and the Course of Health Activism  (Minnesota, 2016) and   Treatments: Language, Politics, and the Culture of Illness  (Minnesota, 2007). She is also editor (with Victoria Hesford) of the collection  Feminist Time Against Nation Time: Gender, Politics, and the Nation-State in an Age of Permanent War  (Lexington, 2008) and a special issue of   Feminist Theory   “Experience, Echo, Event: Theorising Feminist Histories, Historicising Feminist Theory” (August 2014). She is affiliated faculty in the Department of Philosophy and with the PhD concentration in Disability Studies in the School of Health Technology and Management.

MemberLaura A. Shackelford

My research examines and exploits the comparative perspective post-World War II literary texts, in print or digital media, provide on digital cultures. I study literary encounters with digital cultures in a variety of media – print fiction, electronic literatures, digital games, graphic novels, and film. I’m particularly interested in how such experimental, cross-media literary and artistic practices, in experimenting with narrative and digital textualities and poetics, register and creatively and critically reflect on contemporary digital cultures, information and systems sciences, and computation-based technologies in the U.S. My research draws on feminist science studies and systems’ theoretical methods.

MemberJennifer Wicke

19th, 20th, 21st century literatures; global studies; modernism and modernity studies; colonial/postcolonial/Empire studies; the novel; film, media, new media studies; critical and political theory; aesthetics and philosophy; queer and feminist theory; visual culture; the Global South; critical geography; Global Wests, American West; eco-critical studies and activism; precarity, labor, poverty, class; mass culture, TV studies; classics; the epic; Irish literature and culture; contemporary global fiction; science; mysticism.

MemberMegan Gallagher

I am a political theorist and an assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. My areas of research include sex and gender in the history of political thought (especially in the 17th and 18th centuries), contemporary feminist political theory, and politics and literature. I also have a longstanding interest in the political thought of the French Enlightenment. In 2018-2019, I was a lecturer in the American Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Master of Liberal Arts and Science Programs at Vanderbilt University. I was previously a visiting assistant professor with the Vanderbilt Department of Political Science and the Whitman College Department of Politics, as well as a lecturer in the UCLA Department of Political Science. I have held the Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gender Studies at Brown University’s Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and the Clark Dissertation Fellowship at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles. I received my PhD in from the UCLA Department of Political Science in 2014.

MemberMaryanne Dever

Professor Maryanne Dever is joint Editor-in-Chief (with Lisa Adkins) of the journal Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). She is an Associate Dean in Arts & Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney.  She was previously Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research at Monash University and President of the Australian Women’s & Gender Studies Association (AWGSA). She has held posts at the University of Sydney and the University of Hong Kong, as well as visiting posts at McGill University, University College London and the University of Tampere. Her research interests encompass feminist literary & cultural studies and critical archival studies. Her latest research on the status of archived paper with the advent of digital technologies appears in the book Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page (2019). She co-edited a special issue of  Archives and Manuscripts on ‘Literary Archives, Materiality and the Digital’ (2014) and one on ‘Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research’ for Australian Feminist Studies (2017). The latter has since appeared as an edited book with Routledge and won a 2018 Mander Jones Award from the Australian Society of Archivists.