Feminist Tech Histories
Series editor: Alex D. Ketchum (McGill University)
Feminist Tech Histories encourages scholarship that examines the ways in which tech can both support and hinder feminist practices, causes, and worldmaking projects. Books in this series will address questions of how the use of tech has been gendered, racialized, and classed, while revealing how analogue and digital tech has impacted and been transformed by marginalized communities, including Indigenous peoples, LGBT2Q+ folks, people of colour, and immigrants.
Focusing primarily on the mid-twentieth century to the present, this series seeks works that consult physical and digital archives, conduct oral history and interviews, and thoughtfully use mixed methods in order to create a platform for scholars to expand on the history of technology and to show how tech has permeated social and cultural histories more broadly. This series will be a harbour for related topics such as the recovery of the experiences of women users of the early internet, the cultural history of online community formation and social media history, as well as subjects relating to cyber feminism, artificial intelligence, internet-based activism, and the re-purposing of hardware for liberatory endeavours.
Feminist Tech Histories welcomes proposals in disciplines including history, feminist studies, communication studies, media studies, art history, digital humanities, library and information sciences, Indigenous studies, and critical race theory, especially in topics relating to critical studies of data collection, privacy, surveillance capitalism, and the biases perpetuated through automation and machine learning.