Essential Scholarship on Technology and Marginalization: A Discussion
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When: 05/29/2019
8:30 AM
Where: Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Amy Gonzales

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Attendees are responsible for their own transportation.

OrganizersAmy Gonzales, Brooke Foucault-Welles; Katy Pearce, Carmen Gonzalez

Division/Interest Group Affiliation(s): Communication and Technology Division 

DescriptionFrom studies of marginalized groups, to algorithmic bias exacerbating marginalization, to the ethics of observing marginalized people online, a growing body of scholarship focuses on issues of marginalization and social media. Yet, we lack a common set of literature from which to draw definitions, theories, and frameworks to guide research on social media and marginalization. This pre-conference asks scholars to consider the following questions: What inspires your research on social media and marginalization? What do you think is essential reading for scholars in this area? Is the work within the field or outside of the field?How do these ideas inform the practices of academia or your life? To build a cannon of extant research in this area, we invite interested scholars to present on a theory or piece of scholarship, from any discipline including communication, that is essential to their work on social media and marginalization. Participants will give short presentations on a theory/text that inspires them, elaborate briefly on its strengths and weaknesses, and explain why those interested in social media and marginalization would benefit from exposure the piece. We will also discuss actionable everyday activities that can be gleaned from this scholarship.