Feministischer Zwischenruf is a blog curated by the Gunda Werner Institute at Heinrich Böll Foundation. “Zwischenruf” is the German term for interjection or heckle, and the blog features feminist interjections into contemporary political debates. I’ve joined the team of contributors and write about the politics of data and the internet from an intersectional feminist perspective.
Read my contributions here.
I’m writing for several publications on Medium and occasionally guest write for other blogs too. Topics vary but will usually have something to do with feminism, intersectionality, gender and technology, or diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The Gunda Werner Institute has curated a dossier filled with intersectional perspectives on surveillance. The collection features articles on the terminology around intersectionality & surveillance, on the right to privacy, social sorting, big data and algorithms, as well as the nexus between art and surveillance. I wrote a short introductory article on historical continuities and another piece on gender, big data and data feminism.
Intersectional Surveillance: Historical Continuities
The sexist and racist surveillance of women and their bodies has a long tradition. The intersectional perspective this article [German] takes on such historical continuities shifts the focus from individual technologies and practices of surveillance to the power relations that sustain surveillance in the first place.
Datafeminism: Big Data, Surveillance and Gender
Our everyday lives turn us into data points, regardless whether we produce data or others collect data about us. This article [German] looks at the power of data, how data is gendered and at an emerging data feminism as a response to state and corporate collect-it-all logics.
GenderIT.org is a project of the Association for Progressive Communications’ Women’s Rights Programme. The platform serves to bring women’s rights advocates, digital rights activists, academics and journalists from around the world together for an intersectional analysis of gender and technology. See all of my pieces here.
What is sexual surveillance and why does it matter?
By the means of a non-definition of the term “sexual surveillance”, this article is about the importance of intersectionality to our thinking/talking/writing about surveillance.
Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data
This essay explores the trade-off between the necessity of, respectively the resistance against, being counted in data from a Human Rights and gender perspective. It was published in GenderIT’s edition on feminist perspectives on Economic, Social, Cultural Rights and the Internet.
5 Reasons why surveillance is a feminist issue
This article on why surveillance is a feminist issue was republished in GenderIT’s Feminist Talk segment after its original appearance on LSE Engenderings.
Big Data & Sexual Surveillance
This issue paper, researched and written for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) in 2016, highlights the gendered and racialised effects of (big) data practices; outlines the overlapping nature of state, commercial and peer surveillance; and maps challenges and opportunities women and sexual minorities encounter on the nexus between data, surveillance, gender and sexuality.
Here I feature a selection of articles and book chapters that are neither recurring contributions to the publications listed elsewhere on this page, nor listed as individual projects. This may turn out to be a rotation, or simply be expanded with time. Check back to find out!
Queer enough? Categories and norms at the border
2018, Essay for XYZ, Tactical Technology Collective. Read here.
Was hat Überwachung mit Sex und Gender zu tun?
2017, Chapter for Denknetz Jahrbuch, Technisierte Gesellschaft: Bestandesaufnahmen und kritische Analyse eines Hypes. Read here.
Queering Intersectionality: Encountering the Transnational
2016, GENDER Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, Special Issue Normalität Dekonstruieren: Queere Perspektiven, 8(2), 27-41. Read here.
While at LSE, I’ve contributed a couple of book reviews to the LSE Review of Books. As you do while pursuing doctoral studies.
Of Remixology: Ethics and Aesthetics after Remix
By David J. Gunkel. Read the review here.
Migration and New Media: Transnational Families and Polymedia
By Mirca Madianou and Daniel Miller. Read the review here.
The Becoming of Bodies: Girls, Images, Experience
By Rebecca Coleman. Read the review here.