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MARC Student Presentations

MARC PhD students will present work-in-progress papers for feedback and suggestions. This is a great opportunity for both MARC students to get feedback and also for interested attendees to learn about the current and ongoing research being conducted by student members. Lunch will be served at the event. 

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Center for Media at Risk & MARC Book Talk: David Lyon

Surveillance is often thought of from an operator perspective, as something done to us. But how do we experience surveillance and why do we start doing surveillance ourselves? Is surveillance culture separate from surveillance society, state and economy? Does surveillance culture offer hope for alternative imaginaries and practices?

Center for Media at Risk Colloquium: Wendy Chun

That fake news has affected recent political events in the U.S. and abroad has become a truism; the sense that combating fake news entails more than verification similarly has become accepted wisdom. So how do we understand and respond to fake news? This colloquium will map out different approaches to fake news in diverse fields, and outline a response that addresses the structures--rather than simply the content--that make fake news compelling. Framing fake news as an inter-medial narrative, will outline an approach based in dramatic / literary conceptions of authenticity. 

Data at Risk Colloquium: Candis Callison

Mobilizing Indigenous experiences with and narratives about climate change through various media provides important insight for broad global publics about what it means to live with climate change both in the observable present and the predicted future. Representing and reporting on diverse Indigenous peoples, however, can be extremely challenging given that mainstream media narratives have often tended to reproduce stereotypes, ignore Indigenous knowledges, erase the ongoing impacts of colonialism, and/or frame Indigenous people as proxies, victims, or heroes.

Data at Risk Colloquium: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

For centuries, governments have identified people by their birthplace, their nationality, and their place of residence. But today, there's a fourth dimension: personal data. And it's significantly more complicated to pin down. Personal data can be in multiple places at once. It's split up, fragmented, multiplied, and dispersed. Sometimes, we don't even know where our files, emails, and photos are stored at all. Whether we choose to be or not, online, we end up citizens of the world.

Center for Media at Risk Lecture: Cherian George

Recent years have witnessed the conditions for democratic life in a number of supposedly mature polities being polluted by division and hate. Online disinformation has played a prominent role, and internet giants are rightly being accused of facilitating such campaigns through their negligence in the design and management of their platforms. But while this global debate is important, it has been too focused on the particular phenomenon of deceptive online content, at the expense of a more systematic and evidence-based response to the much larger problem of hate propaganda. 

Center for Media at Risk: Dateline-Saigon Film Screening + Talk

Lies, deceit, and the dangerous search for truth: Tom Herman’s critically-acclaimed and timely documentary Dateline-Saigon chronicles the controversial reporting of five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists – The New York TimesDavid Halberstam; The Associated Press’ Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and photojournalist Horst Faas; and United Press International’s Neil Sheehan during the early years of the Vietnam War.

MARC Lecture with Leslie Jones

Join MARC on Thursday, October 4th for a lunchtime work-in-progress presentation featuring Leslie Jones. The title of her talk is "Toward an Intellectual Genealogy of Digitally Enabled Black Feminism."

A Conversation between Anita Hill and Kimberlé Crenshaw: Sexual Harassment from Congressional Testimony to the #MeToo Movement

This location is ADA accessible. Tickets are required.

Twenty-eight years ago, the Alice Paul Center and GSWS Program hosted Anita Hill in her first public talk after the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Professor Hill returns to Penn at yet another historic moment in the movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault: Christine Blasey Ford's courageous testimony at the confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh. 


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