Jiang and Vetter Present on Wikipedia’s Gender Gaps at Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference

Posted on 12/2/2019 3:44:22 PM

Jialei Jiang (PhD candidate in English Composition and Applied Linguistics) and Matt Vetter (faculty member in English Composition and Applied Linguistics) recently contributed to a panel on “Addressing Wikipedia’s Gender Gaps: Epistemology, Activism, Pedagogy” at the 2019 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, hosted by James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Jiang’s presentation, “Learning from Others: Wiki Ed and Art+Feminism as Transnational Knowledge-based Activism,” reported on a research project that examined IUP’s 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon conducted by students enrolled in English 846: Digital Rhetoric in spring 2018.

Vetter’s talk, “Broadening Representations of Rhetoric in Wikipedia: Disciplinary Praxis as Graduate Pedagogy,” shared insights from a recent study he conducted to investigate graduate students’ reflective writing regarding their experience with a Wikipedia-based assignment.

Vetter and Jiang joined Melanie Kill (University of Maryland), who delivered a paper on “Wikipedia’s Ways of Knowing: Epistemology and ‘The Encyclopedia Anyone Can Edit.’”

The Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference is sponsored by the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition. The organization began co-hosting the conference in 1997 to support the work of feminist scholars in the field.

Access the conference program online.

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