Thursday seminar: Exploring the logics at play in gendering and racializing the geek
- Date: –15:00
- Location: Zoom
- Lecturer: Eva Silfver, Professor of Education at the Department of Education, Umeå University
- Organiser: Centre for Gender Research
- Contact person: Nicole Ovesen
What can we learn from the Geek?
Welcome to the Thursday seminar: From stereotype to entrepreneur: exploring the logics at play in gendering and racializing the geek.
About the seminar
In the seminar I will start off by presenting some preliminary findings from our ongoing research project ‘The Geek as gatekeeper? Changing relations between gender, race and technology’. The aim of this project is to trace how the figuration of ‘the geek’ includes and excludes and how its shifting articulations are transforming available identities in technology education.
In a second part of the seminar I will give some examples of how the research group have worked with a (more informal) blog and how it has become key to reflect and dig deeper into, for example, questions about race and intersectionality.
About Eva Silfver
Eva Silfver is Professor of Education at the Department of Education, Umeå University, Sweden. Her research – often within the context of teaching and learning science and technology – spans issues of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, ability and disability and has been underpinned by engagements with post-structural thinking about power, the subject, space, and the political.