Annual Hoffman Lecture

Workers Without Bodies: A Feminist Critique of Labor on the Internet
Lecturer: Lisa Nakamura, University of Michigan
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Moore B03, 4:00 pm
Reception to follow

Sexism and racism continue to pervade Internet content and interaction, and the labor of moderating it falls to women and people of color.  This presentation traces the history of feminist call-out culture on the Internet to its roots in woman of color feminist activism and early unpaid Community Leaders working for

Lisa Nakamura is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor of American Cultures and Digital Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Coordinator of the Digital Studies program.  She is the author of four books on race, gender, and digital media.  Her monograph Workers Without Bodies: Race, Gender, and Digital Labor is under contract with the University of Minnesota Press and will be published as part of its “Difference Incorporated” book series. She is a member of the collective, an experiment in open feminist education ( and serves as the Coordinator for Digital Studies ( in the Department of American Cultures at the University of Michigan.  

Sponsored by the Comparative Literature at Dartmouth.

This event is free and open to the public!