About Michael J. Faris
Assistant Professor of English with research areas in digital literacy, privacy and social media, and queering rhetorics.
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Category Archives: Identity and Identification
Jonathan Alexander’s the CCCC blog is a great reflection on the ways in which readers and writers “flatten difference.” While teaching Judd Winickâ€™s graphic novel Pedro and Me I became concerned about what my students were taking away from their … Continue reading
In â€œTransformation vs. Resistance Identity Projects: Epistemological Resources for Social Justice Movements,â€ Sandra Harding builds on Manual Castells’ theory of a Net society and his three types of collective identity in order to theorize the import of standpoint theory in … Continue reading
I’m reading Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in the Study of Race, Gender, and Culture, edited by Jacqueline Jones Royster and Ann Marie Mann Simpkins, for class. Excellent book! I just read “Men as Cautious Feminists: Reading, Responding, Role-Modeling as … Continue reading
warning: this post has spoilers for the book, not that I think the book is worth the warning, but you may Throughout Trans-sister Radio, representation is a key issue: community members refuse to let Dana represent herself and refuse to … Continue reading