The Creative Academic

ihe-logo-2018Inside Higher Ed just published my essay The Creative Academic. I argue how the standardized processes in academic life can strip our work of personal meaning, and using creativity can help us approach teaching and research in new ways.

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Technology’s Role in the Consumption of Love

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Human IT just published my review of Moira Weigel’s book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating. I focused on my research interests in reviewing the book, thus the review is called Technology’s Role in the Consumption of Love. The full article can be accessed as a PDF.

The Complexity of Online Dating

I talk about my research on the latest Realities podcast, hosted by Mark Fonseca Rendeiro. The show is called The Complexity of Online Dating, and here’s a summary written by Mark:

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Impression management; your image on social media; online dating – everywhere you go in your internet life, you’re projecting an image of yourself. Today at the kitchen table, we’re speaking with researcher, writer and communications consultant Janelle Ward about what is going on when it comes to these online selves we’ve created and what impact this has on how our society functions.

“Match me if you can” at Pakhuis de Zwijger

On February 14, 2017, Pakhuis de Zwijger held an event called “Match me if you can.” The event featured a mix of writers, practitioners, and academics, all reflecting on dating app culture.

I spoke about “Making an Impression on Tinder,” with a look at my research and how we can use dating apps to confront our own stereotypes and prejudices. The talk is available on video here (the event was in Dutch, but my talk is in English). My presentation starts at 1:28:00.

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A Sign of the Times: The Dating App Photo

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Just published: “A Sign of the Times,” an e-publication which is a follow-up to the 2015 Sign of the Times: Social Media of the Middle Ages exhibition at the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg, the Netherlands.

The e-publication presents articles written by experts from different visual disciplines. Each article discusses images that are emblematic of our time.

My contribution can be read here.