Today's podcast is all about the ways we teach, learn, and work with… Instagraaaaaaaaam!
I'm so excited to share with you this conversation I had with Shana MacDonald, who is an Associate Professor in Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo and the current President of the Film Studies Association of Canada.
On today's episode, Shana talks about her funded, collaborative, interdisciplinary research-creation project Feminist Think Tank, @aesthetic.resistance on Instagram, and we get into: turning Instagram into an activist tool; collaborative editing, learning, and peer-to-peer mentorship models; teaching with/and social media; securing funding for awesome feminist research-creation projects like Shana's; centring rest and care for ourselves and each other as a core part of research and teaching projects; and so much more. Listen and enjoy!
- As Shana mentions, Feminist Think Tank is thinking about opening themselves up as a curatorial collaborative space that will invite and host guest posts. Reach out to them via DM on their account if you're interested.
- Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium: Social Justice and Online Activism
- Not Influencers, But Amplifiers: @aesthetic.resistance as Feminist IG Hack (co-written by Shana MacDonald and Brianna I. Wiens, who we mention in the episode)
- Materializing Data: New Research Methods for Feminist Digital Humanities (co-written by Brianna Wiens, Stan Ruecker, Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Milena Radzikowska, and Shana MacDonald)
- Living whose best life? An intersectional feminist interrogation of postfeminist #solidarity in #selfcare (co-written by Briana Wiens and Shana MacDonald)
- @theindigenousnarchist / @indigenousfeminisms / @decolonizemyself / @theindigenousfoundation
If you didn't hear my announcement from previous episodes: We have MERCH! If you're interested in getting your hands on a Teachin' Books tidbits zine as part of my ongoing fundraiser to ensure I can keep providing honoraria for students and precariously or under-employed folks who come chat on the podcast, e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or paypal.me/jambermcd or just drop me a line wherever you can find me 🙂 The zines are pay-what-you-can, and I'll need your mailing address to get the zine to you.
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**The transcript for this episode, once available, will be here.**