Brown Bag Biography with L. Ayu Saraswati

March 10, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom

The Center for Biographical Research presents: / “Sharing Stories of Pain on Social Media” / L. Ayu Saraswati, Associate Professor, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa / Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Academy for Creative Media, and the School of Communications, and the Departments of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies / Thursday, March 10 at 12PM to 1:15PM (HST) on Zoom / Zoom Meeting ID: 942 1123 1535 / Password: 700655 / Meeting link: / This talk explores the promises and perils of using social media to share stories of pain, particularly those related to sexual harassment and sexual abuse, on social media. It exposes the underlying logic of neoliberalism on this platform, and proposes a different way we can be (and post) in online spaces. / L. Ayu Saraswati is an associate professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is an award-winning author of Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia. Her most recent book, Pain Generation: Social Media, Feminist Activism, and the Neoliberal Selfie, will be the basis for her talk.

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