AoIR2021 Conference Committee
Adrienne Shaw is an Associate Professor in Temple University’s Department of Media Studies and Production, in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication, and director of Temple’s Graduate Certificate in Cultural Analytics. Shaw is author of Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture (winner of the 2016 International Communication Association’s Popular Communications Division’s Book Award). She has co-edited three anthologies: Queer Game Studies (2017, University of Minnesota Press), Queer Technologies: Affordances, Affect, Ambivalence (2017, Routledge), and Interventions: Communication Research and Practice (2018, Peter Lang). She is the founder of the LGBTQ Game Archive and co-curator of Rainbow Arcade, the world’s first exhibit of LGBTQ game history (Dec 2018-May 2019 in Berlin, Germany).
Andrew Iliadis is Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of Media Studies and Production (within the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication) and serves on the faculties of the Media and Communication Doctoral Program, Cultural Analytics Graduate Certificate Program, and Science, Technology, and Society Network. His work focuses on the social implications of semantic and embodied computing. He has co-edited (with Isabel Pedersen) Embodied Computing: Wearables, Implantables, Embeddables, Ingestibles (MIT Press, 2020). He maintains an active research agenda and has work published in or forthcoming from New Media & Society, Communication Theory, Global Media and Communication, Big Data & Society, Philosophy & Technology, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, and Online Information Review, among others.
Jessa Lingel is an associate professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and core faculty in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include digital inequalities and technological distributions of power. Using qualitative methods, Lingel studies how marginalized and countercultural groups use and reshape digital media. Her first book, Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community was published in 2017 by MIT Press. Her second book, An Internet for the People: The Politics and Promise of Craigslist, was published in 2020 by Princeton University Press. Her third book, The Gentrification of the Internet, and will by published in spring 2021 by the University of California Press.
Dr. Larisa Kingston Mann is an Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Production at Temple University. She researches the intersection between popular culture, law and technology, with a focus on the conditions that allow marginalized communities to create moments of intimacy, solidarity, autonomy and sovereignty. This has brought her work in dialogue with questions in intellectual property, surveillance, and algorithms/AI. She has written on pirate radio, sound system and dj culture, dance music and social media. Her book Rude Citizenship: Intellectual Property and Jamaican Popular Music is forthcoming with UNC University Press.
Jan Fernback, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and co-chair of the Media Studies & Production department in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. Her current work examines issues of privacy and surveillance online and in mobile technologies, the impact of information/communication technologies on urban revitalization efforts, institutional uses of ICTs, ethics and virtual assistants, and the meaning of virtual community in contemporary culture. She is an award-winning teacher, the creator of a communication pedagogy curriculum for Ph.D. students, and author of Teaching Communication and Media Studies: Pedagogy and Practice, published by Routledge. Her work has been published in New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, Communication Law & Policy, among others. She serves on the editorial boards of four journals.