Interview—Kris Blair and Radhika Gajjala
Interview by April Conway
Bowling Green State University
Kris Blair and Radhika Gajjala
Kris Blair is a professor in the English Department at Bowling Green State University, and an affiliated faculty in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate Program at BGSU. Blair is the editor of Computers and Composition: An International Journal, both print and online. Her work has appeared in such journals as Feminist Teacher, College Composition and Communication, Pedagogy, Journal of Literacy and Technology, The Journal of Educational Technology, and Kairos. Blair’s research interests include gender and technology, computers and the teaching of writing, online pedagogies, digital language and literacy, the politics of online, communication, research methodologies, and visual/media literacy.
Radhika Gajjala is a professor in the School of Media and Communication Studies and American Culture Studies, and an affiliated faculty in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate Program at BGSU. Gajjala’s research interests are digital media and globalization; gender, race and technology; and affect and placement in digital space. Her books and co-edited collections include Cyber Selves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women, South-Asian Technospaces, Global Media Cultures, and Identities, Cyberfeminism 2.0., and Cyberculture and the Subaltern: Weavings of the Virtual and Real. Along with Blair and Christine Tulley, Gajjala co-edited Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice: Communities, Pedagogies, and Social Action.
April Conway is a student in the Rhetoric and Writing Program at Bowling Green State University, and a student in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Certificate Program at BGSU. April is a graduate writing instructor in the English Department at BGSU, and a mentor for other graduate writing instructors in the department. Her research interests include space and place theories, feminist pedagogies, counter cartography, cultural rhetorics, and community literacies. April’s work has been published in Kairos, Poets & Writers online, Quarterly West (with Thomas Castillo). Her work is also forthcoming in a WAC Clearinghouse publication and in Computers and Composition Online.
© 2014 Kris Blair, Radhika Gajjala, and April Conway, used by permission