Akane's thoughts

Melbourne November seminar: researching gender on a ‘new’ platform

I’m going to be at quite a few conferences this summer, starting off with the Australian Sociological Association conference in Melbourne. But just prior to that, I’m lucky enough to be hosted by Deakin in a seminar that reflects on my PhD journey. I’ll be talking about trying to theorise digital media together with gender and other … Continue reading

Buzzfeed and the business of online naming
Akane's thoughts

Buzzfeed and the business of online naming

Less than a week ago, the US Supreme Court handed down their long-awaited decision to enact marriage equality in all of its 50 states, catalysing celebrations around the world. With a click, Facebook encouraged people to instantly ‘rainbow’ their profile pictures and show their support of the decision. Social media facilitated flows of emotional expression, … Continue reading