Lisa Nakamura

Dr. Lisa Nakamura (@lnakamur) is the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She is the Coordinator of Digital Studies at the University of Michigan and serves on the Steering Committee of the FemTechNet Project, a network of educators, activists, librarians, and researchers interested in digital feminist pedagogy.  She has been writing about digital media since 1994.  She has faculty affiliations with the Departments of English, Screen Arts and Culture, Women and Gender Studies, and the Asian and Pacific Islander Studies Program.

Selected Publications:
  1. Precarity Lab (Fisher, A. W., Lindtner, S., Chaar-Lopez, I., Salman, C., Wark, M., Vora, K., Wang, J., Adair, C., Nakamura, L., Lin, C., & Kamil, M.) (2020). Technoprecarious. MIT Press.
  2. Cifor, M., Garcia, P., Cowan, T. L., Rault, J., Sutherland, T., Chan, A., Rode, J., Hoffmann, A. L., Salehi, N., & Nakamura, L. (2019). Feminist data manifest-no.
  3. Adair, C., & Nakamura, L. (2017). The digital afterlives of This Bridge Called My Back: Woman of color feminism, digital labor, and networked pedagogy. American Literature, 89(2), 255-278.
  4. Nakamura, L. (2015). The unwanted labour of social media: Women of color call out culture as venture community management. new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics, 86, 106-112.
  5. Nakamura, L. (2014). Indigenous circuits: Navajo women and the racialization of early electronics manufacture. American Quarterly, 66(4), 919-941.
  6. Nakamura, L. (2014). “I WILL DO EVERYthing that am asked’: Scambaiting, digital show-space, and the racial violence of social media. journal of visual culture, 13(3), 257-274.
  7. Bascara, V., & Nakamura, L. (2014). Adaptation and its discontents: Asian American cultural politics across platforms. Amerasia Journal, 40(2), ix-xviii.
  8. Nakamura, L. (2015). Afterword: Blaming, shaming, and the feminization of social media. In S. Magnet & R. Dubrofsky (Eds.), Feminist Surveillance Studies (pp. 221-228). Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  9. Nakamura, L. (2012). Queer female of color: The highest difficulty setting there is? Gaming rhetoric as gender capital. Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, 1.