Feminism and feminist approaches in social computing

Stephanie B. Steinhardt, Amanda Menking, Ingrid Erickson, Andrea Marshall, Asta Zelenkauskaite, Jennifer Rode

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

18 Scopus citations


Following on the successful CSCW 2014 workshop on Feminism and Social Media, this workshop will bring together a set of CSCW scholars to discuss feminist perspectives in social computing and technology. We will explore theoretical and methodological approaches to the topic and draw on literature and empirical studies to build a set of generative and creative dialogues around the topics of diversity, sexual orientation, cultural attitudes, sociopolitical affiliations, and other emergent themes. Conversations will be directed particularly toward the challenges of using a feminist approach in CSCW scholarship, identifying both productive and problematic research practices. This session promises to open new feminist dialogues about current issues in CSCW from sexuality and identity on social media, labor and technology development, and gender inequality within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math + Arts and Design (STEAM) collaborative efforts, and other emergent areas of interest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 Companion - Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329224
ISBN (Print)9781450329460
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 Companion - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW


Conference18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 Companion


  • Computing
  • Feminism
  • Gender
  • Inclusion
  • Queer theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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