Graduate Speaker Series - "Who's Looking: Surveillance in Gay Dating Apps"
Feb 16 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
211A West Cameron Street, Chapel Hill, NC
Through an analysis of multiple gay dating platforms, Parker argues that the relationship between networked media and surveillance compromises these media, placing users at risk of violence. This complicates their role within a long lineage of tools for queer experimentation and identity development, even as they offer unprecedented access to a queer network.
Presented by Zachary Parker, Doctoral Candidate in Communications
Light refreshments will be served.
About the series:
The LGBTQ Center and the Graduate School are co-sponsoring this speaker series for graduate students doing LGBTQ-related research to share their work. If you'd like to be our next speaker, please contact Leah Taraskiewicz at email@example.com for more information.