summer workshop

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2015 FemTechNet Summer Workshop! 

The FemTechNet Summer Workshop is an intense series of activities focused on curriculum development for the Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) and professional networking around issues of feminism, and science and technology studies.

The first FTN workshop was held in three locations in July of 2013, while the first DOCC was taught from Sept-Dec 2013. Since then FTN members have collaborated on research projects, the creation of teaching materials, and innovative pedagogical activities. Emergent topics this year include addressing anti-feminist violence online and feminist mapping exercises.

This year’s Summer Workshop will take place from August 2-5, 2015 and will be held at two connected locations: Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Participants may also join the workshop remotely, via the Blue Jeans platform.

The first two days of the workshop (August 2 and 3) will focus on international efforts to organize DOCCs on new topics. The second two days of the workshop (August 4 and 5) will focus explicitly on the FTN DOCC activities and platform. The main objective is to enable DOCC instructors to prepare materials, syllabi, and schedules for the next two DOCC seasons: Sept-Dec 2015 and Feb-May 2016.

Workshop activities are organized by FemTechNet members who have been involved in various aspects of the network over the past three years. This year’s workshop facilitators are: Anne Balsamo, TL Cowan, Veronica Paredes, and Laura Wexler (for the Yale University site) and Lisa Cartwright, Alexandra Juhasz, Anne Cong-Huyen, Joan Donovan, Genevieve Carpio and Sonia Seetharaman (for Southern California).

UPDATED Workshop Schedule: CLICK HERE

Because FemTechNet is driven by member interests, and because participants across time zones will be making plans to work together this schedule will shift as the workshop develops.  Please refer back to this space often to confirm daily details during the workshop. For more information contact