CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS & TALKS
‘“I didn’t make enough money, it was too stressful, and it killed my creativity”: Uncertainty, precarity and inequality in the influencer industry’. Global Perspectives on Platforms and Cultural Production. University of Amsterdam, 1st-2nd June 2022.
Workshop Co-Leader: ‘Futures of Work’ with Nancy Baym, Brooke Erin Duffy, Stuart Cunningham and Elaine Zhao. Creator Studies Workshop. University of Amsterdam, 31st May 2022.
‘Digital Ethnography: Methods for Networked Worlds’ Blue Sky Workshop with Jeffrey Lane, Melissa Aronczyk, Alberto Lusoli, Will Marler, Mirca Madianou, Caitlin Petre, Jabari Evans, Miao Lu and Frederik Lesage. International Communication Association (ICA) conference. Paris, 25th-30th May 2022.
‘“We’re all told not to put our eggs in one basket”: The extension of the neoliberal worker subject in the online video industry’. European Communication Conference (ECREA): ‘Communication and trust: building safe, sustainable and promising futures’. University of Minho, Braga, 6th-9th September 2021 [DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19]
‘The failed promise of diversity and meritocracy: An intersectional analysis of the influencer community-industry’. New Directions in Feminist Thought: In Times of Urgency, Anger and Activism. London School of Economics, Goldsmiths University and City University’s Gender and Sexualities Research Centre, November 2020.
‘Old Scholarship, New Life’ fishbowl session with Nancy Baym, Annette Markham, Tarleton Gillespie, Dylan Mulvin and Rachel Bergmann. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) virtual conference, 26th-31st October 2020.
Invited speaker: ‘The failed promise of diversity and meritocracy: An intersectional analysis of the influencer community-industry’. Platformed creation: The world of influencers, content creators, and micro-celebrities. Stanford Ethnography Lab virtual symposium, 16th October 2020. WATCH HERE (1:38:00)
‘Are you advertiser and family friendly? Productive ambivalence, economies of visibility and the political potential of feminist YouTubers’ (co-authored with Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser) on ‘A good life? Critical feminist approaches to influencer ecologies’ panel. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) virtual conference, 16th-25th October 2020.
‘“We’re all told not to put our eggs in one basket”: The extension of the neoliberal worker subject in the online video industry’. Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions conference. Kings College London, 16th-18th April 2020 [CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19]
‘Productive ambivalence, economies of visibility and the political potential of feminist YouTubers’ (co-authored with Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser). Algorithms for Her? Kings College London, 17th January
‘Becoming a YouTuber: Autoethnographic explorations of the online video industry’. Methodologies for Screen Industries Research. University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, 15th January
‘The extension of the neoliberal worker subject in the online video industry’. Lisbon Winter School. Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 7th-11th January
‘Aspirations, Audiences and Algorithms; Autoethnographic explorations of becoming a YouTuber’. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) conference. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2nd-5th October. Extended Abstract
Invited panellist: ‘Monster thinking session – EduTube’ Young, Connected, Creative 2019: Trust, Young People and Digital Media (AoIR pre-conference). Queensland University of Technology, 1st October.
‘Becoming a YouTuber: Autoethnographic explorations of the platform environment’. Digital⇌Culture 2019 conference (Digital Culture Research Network), University of Nottingham, 10th May
Invited moderator: ‘Youth Voices & YouTube’ panel discussion’. MIL Cities in the Era of Algorithms UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week, University of Latvia, 26th October
‘A multi-sited network ethnography of aspiring and professional YouTube content creators’. Seminar on Childhood and Youth Culture on YouTube, University of Copenhagen, 24th/25th May
WORKSHOPS AND TALKS
Below are the details of my past and forthcoming workshops and public talks. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com to arrange a talk for 2022 and beyond:
Invited speaker: “’We all have the power to help create the world we want”: The failed promise of diversity and meritocracy in the influencer industry’. Communications programme research seminar series, University of Exeter, 30th March 2022 [POSTPONED DUE TO STRIKE]
Interviewer: Co-organiser and interviewer for book talk about Angèle Christin’s ‘Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms’, alongside Jeffrey Lane and Melissa Aronczyk (Rutgers). LSE Digital Ethnography Collective/Rutgers Digital Ethnography Working Group,12th February 2021.
Invited workshop leader: Presented to PhD students in the on how to conduct digital ethnographic research alongside Professor Danny Miller (UCL). Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Lucerne 29th January 2021.
Invited panellist and workshop leader: presented on conducting ‘Feminist Digital Ethnography’ and participated in roundtable alongside with Francesca Sobande (Cardiff) and Ingrid Brudvig (Cape Town). Organised in association with the LSE Digital Ethnography Collective. Organised by Laura Favaro and Hannah Troop-Curran, in association with the LSE Digital Ethnography Collective. Advanced feminist research methods and skills seminar series, Gender and Sexualities Research Centre (GSRC), City University London, 25th January 2021.
Invited interviewee: Interviewed by Marissa Willcox about digital ethnography during COVID-19 and my research on the labour of content creators in the online video industry for their #DERC30 series. Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT Melbourne, 5th August 2020. Watch here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDf-vUonf_9/?igshid=1xiuzk213jj0j
Workshop Co-Leader: ‘Twitter for Anthropologists’ Twitter panel #TNELive. LSE Digital Ethnography Collective and The New Ethnographer collaboration, European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Conference, 21st July 2020. Available at: https://twitter.com/DigEthnogLSE/status/1285515816411291648
Invited Workshop Leader: ‘Doing fieldwork online’ Zoom seminar. Anthropology & Sociology (ANSO)PhD Summer Online Seminar Series, The Graduate Institute Geneva, 14th July 2020.
Invited Speaker: “Help! My field-site has evaporated, what do I do now?” Zoom seminar. The Ethnography Circle, The University of Warwick, 30th April 2020.
Invited panellist: ‘Conducting digital ethnography during a pandemic’ Twitter panel. The New Ethnographer #TNELive, 9th April 2020.
Workshop leader: ‘What is it like to work in the creative industries?’ (social media and television). Careers in Creative Industries Week. London School of Economics, 14th February 2020
Invited speaker: ‘“Don’t forget to like, subscribe and turn on the bell notifications!” An Ethnography of YouTube Creators’ Labour’. The Oxford Digital Ethnography Group. University of Oxford, November 2019
Workshop leader: ‘Using Nvivo for (digital) ethnographic data analysis’. LSE Digital Ethnography Collective. London School of Economics, October 2019. Watch here: https://youtu.be/ECwEj8tf-EI
Invited speaker: ‘Autoethnography as a method for studying the online video industry’. UCL Digital Anthropology seminar series. University College London, 19th February 2019