In May 2015, FemTechNet convened at panel at the Cultural Studies Association in Riverside, California, where the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook was formally announced.
The original lineup for the panel:
FemTechNet: Transforming what and who counts in digital education
Chair: CL Cole, Universiity of Illinois
“The Distributed Online Collaborative Course (DOCC): Toward an accessible, open, accountable, transformative and transforming feminist university of our dreams”
Alex Juhasz, Pitzer College
“Building a Collaborative FemTechNet Race and Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook”
Anne Cong-Huyen, Whittier College, Digital Liberal Arts Center
“FemTechNet as a Roadmap While Traversing the Minefield of Community Informatics”
Ivette Bayo Urban, University of Washington
“An Other University is Possible: Representing Alterity in Ubiquitous Computing Pedagogy in FemTechNet”
Elizabeth Losh, University of California, San Diego
One of the first projects of SCRAM (then the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies committee), the Pedagogy Workbook was designed to cohere a large body of materials and resources to help instructors teach about technology, gender, and race. Of particular importance to this group was the desire to distribute and mitigate the risk of teaching these topics from subject positions that are more precarious, namely junior women of color scholars.
Built in Scalar, this has been an ongoing project that also reflects our big hopes and our limited capacities.
FemTechNet presented a poster on the Pedagogy Workbook at HASTAC at Michigan State University in May 2015.