Conference Announcement: Tackling Technology-Facilitated Violence

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and the eQuality Project (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa) present a two-day conference centred around technology-facilitated violence.

A Spring/Summer 2021 series of conversations about technology-facilitated violence, supported by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies (Osgoode Hall Law School at York University), the eQuality Project (Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa) and a SSHRC Connections Grant (PI: Professor Carys Craig). 

Technology-facilitated violence (TFV) is an expansive, dynamic and rapidly evolving harm. Bailey and Mathen have defined it as "a spectrum of behaviours carried out at least in some part through digital communications technologies, including actions that cause physical or psychological harm”.  How do we understand the problem? What is our vantage point? What solutions are offered and how will they impact affected individuals and communities differently?

This SSHRC-funded project brings together international scholars, activists, and community organizations to share their work, ideas, and experiences in tackling tech-facilitated violence (TFV), broadly construed. Part of the ambition behind the project is to shift the typically narrow focus of policy discussions around gender-based TFV by recognizing intersecting systems of oppression, racial injustice, and the realities of structural and state-based tech-facilitated violence.


Register Now for the Public Events on May 25 and 26


Upcoming Public Online Events

Tuesday, May 25, 4:00 - 6:00 PM EST — Discredited Data: Epistemic Violence, Technology, and the Construction of Expertise, Ngozi Okidegbe in conversation with Jessica Eaglin, Jamelia Morgan, and India Thusi.

Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM EST — Technology-Facilitated Domestic Violence Against Immigrant and Refugee Women, Nicola Henry in conversation with Deepa Mattoo and Yee Man Louie.


Past Public Online Events

Tuesday, April 6, 11:30 AM EST — Technology-Facilitated Violence: Thinking Intersectionally with Hawa Y. Mire, Nasreen Rajani, and Pam Hrick.

Wednesday, April 28, 11:30 AM EST — Deplatforming Misogyny, Cynthia Khoo in conversation with Emily Laidlaw and Molly Reynolds. Moderated by Rosel Kim. Watch the event recording here.



May 25 & 26: Emerging Scholars on TFV: An Academic Workshop

This invite-only workshop will bring together senior scholar commentators with emerging scholar authors to workshop a set of papers for publication, focused on TFV.  


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