Feminist Research at the Digital/Material Boundary

December 12, 2013 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Some of the material in this transcript has since appeared in two other publications: Suchman, L. (2015). Situational Awareness: Deadly bioconvergence at the boundaries of bodies and machines. Media Tropes, V(1), 1-24. Suchman, L. (2016). Confinguring the Other: Sensing […]

Feminist Transnational Technoscience Studies

March 30, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” This talk is an earlier version of “Keep on Copyin’ in the Free World? Genealogies of the Postcolonial Pirate Figure,” published in Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural Production in the Global South, ed. Lars Eckstein and Anja Schwarz […]

Abduction, Reproduction, and Postcolonial Infrastructures of Data

February 27, 2014 University of Toronto From the colloquia series “Feminist & Queer Approaches to Technoscience” Gabby Resch: It is a great honor for me to be able to introduce today’s speaker, Michelle Murphy, for the colloquium series. Michelle is a professor in both the history department and the women and gender studies program here […]

Enigma Symbiotica

Enigma Symbiotica is a multi-year project on the enigmatic riddle of our symbiosis with increasing technologized modes that are rapidly accelerating our demise. In this video, I begin to crack the code of the ideology of globalized neoliberal techno-capitalism, a modernist project that extends colonial violence. I want to agitate, hack and glitch the contemporary […]

The Political Logic of the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Reprinted with permission from The Revolution Will Not be Funded (edited by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. Boston: South End Press, 2009). Perhaps never before has the struggle to mount viable movements of radical social transformation in the United States been more desperate, urgent, or difficult. In the aftermath of the 1960s mass-movement era, […]

Activism and the Academy: A Utopian Proposition

If happiness and optimism appear too often as individual, psychological, overbearing and annoying to those excluded from their complacent joys, doesn’t hope sometimes arrive in collective, political and insurgent forms? …. [W]hat might the impact of mobilized hopefulness … be? That is the animating question for the political present. Can collective hope without delusion or […]

“If, Suddenly”

A response to the panel “The Multiple Futures of Gender and Sexuality Studies” at the conference Activism and the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship and Action. Watch the video here: “So, when are you going to stop talking about institutionalization?” a colleague recently asked, in a tone that was both jocular and disdainful […]

About this Issue

This special issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, edited by Rachel C. Lee, comes to you out of a symposium organized by UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women in May of 2012. Like the symposium, this special issue foregrounds scholarship at the intersections of science and technology studies, feminist and queer studies, and […]


This special issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online is devoted to new scholarship at the intersection of science and technology studies (hereafter STS), race/postcolonial studies, and feminist and queer theory, with a special emphasis on three areas of research: Eugenic Legacies and Infrastructures of Reproduction, Cross-species and Cross-kingdom Enmeshments, and Governmentality and Activism in […]

“Transsexual Empire,” Trans Postcoloniality: The Biomedicalization of the Trans Body and the Cultural Politics of Trans Kinship in Northeast Asia and Asian America

In 2010, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health, released a 150-page report called the “Legal environments, human rights, and HIV responses among men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia and the Pacific: An agenda for action.”[1] While the data assembled […]