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Andi Schwartz has a PhD in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies from York University. Her dissertation, Low Femme, Low Theory: An Ethno-Archive of Femme Internet Culture was published in August grad cutout2020.

Publications

(2020). “Radical vulnerability: selfies as a Femme-inine mode of resistance. Psychology & Sexuality, 1-14. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2020.1810745

(2019). “Canadian Crybabies: Radical Softness, Feminized Publics, and the Politics of
Carly Rae Jepsen.” In V. Kannen & N. Shyminsky (Eds.), The Spaces and Places of Canadian Popular Culture, pp. 288-296. Canadian Scholars Press. (with Morgan Bimm)

(2018). “‘Put On All Your Make-Up And Cry It Off In Public”: The Function of Ugliness in Femme Grieving Practices.” In S. Rodrigues & E. Przybylo (Eds.), On The Politics of Ugliness, pp. 69-89. Palgrave-MacMillan.

(2018). “Locating femme theory online.” First Monday,  23(7). doi:https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v23i7.9266

(2018). “Low Femme.” Feral Feminisms: An Open Access Feminist Online Journal, Issue 7 http://www.feralfeminisms.com/low-femme/

(2016). “Critical Blogging: Constructing Femmescapes Online.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, Issue 9
http://adanewmedia.org/2016/05/issue9-schwartz/

Conference Presentations

“Femme Life on the Screen: Online Methods for Subcultural Research and Survival.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Dublin (via Zoom), October, 2020.

“The Future of Femme Solidarities: Finding Femmes Online.” Paper presented at Futures of Feminist and Queer Solidarities: International Online Conference. University of Gothenburg, Sweden (via Zoom), October 2, 2020.

“Femme at the End of the World: Reconciling Excess and ‘Zero Waste.'” Paper presented at Camp/camp: The Collision of Style and Biopolitics, Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature, Hispanic Studies, and The Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism. Western University (via Zoom), October 2, 2020.

“‘Your Feelings are (In)Valid’: Potentialities and Pitfalls of Radical Vulnerability in Social Justice Movements.” Roundtable (with Alexia Arani and B.B. Buchanan) at the Annual Conference of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). San Francisco, 2019.

“Low Femme, Low Theory.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). San Francisco, 2019.

“#RelatableContent: Memes, Affect, and the New Bedroom Culture.” Paper presented at SSHRC Congress at the Annual Meeting of Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF). University of British Columbia, 2019.

“An Archive of Softness: Instagram as an Affective Queer Space.” Paper presented at SSHRC Congress at the Annual Meeting of the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA). University of British Columbia, 2019.

“Memes vs. Theory.” Paper presented at Intersections | Cross-Sections. York University, March 9, 2019.

“On Selfies, Funerals, and the Possibilities of Mourning on Social Media.” Paper presented at (De)Composing Death: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Hosted by The Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English. Dalhousie University, August 10, 2018.

“The (Un)Happy Coupling of High and Low Culture.” Paper presented at The Between: Couple Forms, Performing Together (with Morgan Bimm), Hosted by the Department of Performance Studies at NYU, in association with Women & Performance. New York University, April 13, 2018.

“The Future is Soft: On Hard Femme, Soft Femme, and Femme Theory.” Paper presented at What IFF (Intersectional Feminist Futures)?: Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Feminist and Gender Studies Student Association at the University of Ottawa, March 10, 2018.

“A Swamp of Sincerity and Sentimentality: Crying Selfies As Femme Narrative.” Paper presented at SSHRC Congress at the Annual Meeting of Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF). Ryerson University, 2017.

“Building an Archive of Femme Epistemology.” Paper presented at SSHRC Congress at the Annual Meeting of the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA). Ryerson University, 2017.

“Femme Counterpublics: The Politics of Grieving on Tumblr and Instagram.” Paper presented at SSHRC Congress at the Annual Meeting of the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA). University of Calgary, 2016.

 

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