Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765
Barbara Crow and Leslie Shade
Wed, February 15, 2006 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM • CMA 5.160 (LBJ Conference Room)
Professor Crow is currently working on a number research projects. These include "Imaging Digital Cities" and "Seeding the Network: Game-Play and Cross-Pollination in the Digital Arboretum," funded by Hexagram focusing on the relationship between digital technology and multimedia cities with her colleague Professor Michael Longford at Concordia University, a SSHRC funded project "Canadian Sexual Assault Law and Contested Boundaries of Consent: Legal and Extra-Legal Dimensions," with Professor Lise Gotell at the University of Alberta, investigating women's organizations and legal discourses, and most recently, the "Mobile Digital Commons Network" exploring relations of mobile technologies and cultural production. Professor Crow has been a visiting scholar at McGill University and Barnard College and was awarded a Telus Distinguished Scholar award with her colleague Professor Graham Longford. She was president of the Canadian Women's Studies Association/ L'association canadienne des etudes sur les femmes (2002-2004). Leslie Regan Shade is an Associate Professor at Concordia University in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research focus since the mid-1990's has been on the social, policy, and ethical aspects of information and communication technologies (ICTs), with particular concerns towards issues of gender, globalization, and political economy. The research contributions straddle the line between academic and non-academic audiences, including policymakers and non-profit groups. Broadly speaking, she is interested in conducting research that interrogates, informs, and promotes the notion of the public interest in ICT policy, and to this end, her conference presentations, publications and research grants reflect her goals to reach out to academic and non-academic communities, thus contributing to a social justice agenda. In the last 6 years, she has presented over 50 papers at scholarly conferences, NGO conferences, and government conferences. In academia, she has been involved in various outreach activities, as editor of Computers and Society (2000-04), the book review editor and secretary for the Canadian Journal of Communication (2003) and as current President of the Canadian Communication Association (2004-06). Alongside being a Co-Investigator of the SSHRC funded Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), she is also the PI for a SSHRC funded project, Children, Young People and New Media in the Home.