FemTechNet Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Pedagogy Workbook

Karyl E. Ketchum

Dr. Karyl E. Ketchum received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis in 2005. Her research emphasis is on critical and theoretical analysis of technology, visual culture and new media forms as these intersect with gender, sexual orientation, race, class and nation. She is also involved in a number of projects centered on K-12 education reform through principles of social justice, critical theory and transformative pedagogies.

Dr. Ketchum has published and contributed to articles in the U.S., Germany, the U.K., and Italy. She is currently working on a book, “Technologies of Embodiment and Desire." This text considers the shifting meanings of the body, and the experience of embodiment itself, as these are inflected by new forms of technology. The project emphasizes the challenges new forms of technology pose for cultural institutions that have historically relied upon the normative body as a mechanism of surveillance and control. It also considers the way in which technologies of vision in particular, theorize us, through the patterns of information they highlight within massive and previously unwieldy data sets.

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