HWS Professor of Political Science Jodi Dean recently delivered a talk titled “Whatever Blogging” at Union College. The talk focused on the ways that blogging lets us think about the challenges of contemporary politics, particularly with respect to the role of new media and the building of collective identities.
Her talk was part of Union College’s Sadock Lecture Series on Women and the Arts called “Feminisms for the 21st Century.” This series features established and emerging feminist scholars who emphasize the links between feminist politics, the struggle for racial justice, and human rights activism.
Dean was invited to speak by Union’s Women’s Studies, Politics Science, and Film Studies departments, and so her talk was interdisciplinary and relevant to all three areas.
“Whatever Blogging” relates to Dean’s course on Politics and Digital Media, which she will teach again next spring. Her talk also relates to her forthcoming book, “Blogging Theory.”
Dean, a member of the faculty since 1993, holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton, and her master’s and Ph.D. from Columbia. Earlier this year she was invited to spend two weeks at McGill University in Montreal as a visiting Beaverbrook Media scholar.