Talk on "Locating Gender Politics in the New Techno-Industrial Complex” by Dr. Lisa McLaughlin, Associate Professor in Media Studies and Women’s Studies, Miami University-Ohio, USA Date: Jul 23, 2010 (Friday) Time: 4 p.m. Place: CIS - The Centre for Internet and Society No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage Bangalore 560 071 Phone: 080 - 25350955 CIS - The Centre for Internet and Society, CSCS – The Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, and IT for Change are hosting a lecture "Locating Gender Politics in the New Techno-Industrial Complex” by Lisa McLaughlin, PhD, Associate Professor in Media Studies and Women’s Studies, Miami University-Ohio, USA, on Jul 23, at 4 p.m. at CIS. Dr. McLaughlin will address the gendered ties that bind the “new global governance” to the “new information economy”, with a focus on women, work, and information and communication technology. Dr. McLaughlin is spending two months in India (June and July) to work on a joint research project with IT for Change titled, “Women’s Enterprise and Information Technology”. The study explores ICT policies and practices that seek to integrate women entrepreneurs, especially from the informal and small business sectors, into formal and global markets. She is also part of the Advisory Group of the research program “Gender and Citizenship in the Information Society”, coordinated by IT for Change. This initiative aims to explore the the concept of citizenship, and use citizenship as a framework to understand gender issues implicit in the 'Information Society.' Bio Lisa McLaughlin, Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1993 M.A., University of Iowa, 1985 B.A., University of Iowa, 1983 Dr. McLaughlin is an Associate Professor in Media Studies and Women's Studies at Miami University-Ohio, USA. She teaches undergraduate courses in media and society, global media, and gender and media. She also teaches graduate seminars in feminist media theory, global media, technology and culture, and media governance. Her research has been published in scholarly journals including as Media, Culture and Society, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Critical Studies in Media Communications, and Sociological Review. She is the author of two forthcoming books, one titled Global Communications and the Public Sphere and the other titled Keywords in International Communications. She also has worked as an academic journal editor and is founding editor, and current co-editor, of an international journal titled Feminist Media Studies. Her research interests include feminist studies, critical theory, gender and information work in the knowledge economy, and global communications governance.