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: Privacy
A critique of Google’s information tracking, asking for viewers to ask Congress for a “Do not track me” list:
Hey, let’s get back to some cool stuff I read online recently: • I really like this post from Tenured Radical, which is largely about facebook, faculty meetings, and school starting. In particular, this line is spot-on: If I can … Continue reading
Diesel Sweeties raises an interesting point, that media studies and rhetoric don’t seem to focus on as much as the perishing newspaper: how much are our public physical spaces changing due to online behavior and sociality? I’ve read a number … Continue reading
via The Philosophist, here’s an Huffington Post column about an Alaska state legislator revealing the previously anonymous identity of “Alaska Muckraker,” the Alaskan blogger who wrote about Sarah Palin once she was nominated for vice president. The column brings up … Continue reading
Three essays in Freedman and Holmesâ€™s collection The Teacherâ€™s Body: Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy center around pregnancy. All three essays call into question dominant narratives and conceptions surrounding pregnant bodies. Noting the dis-ease of others around her … Continue reading