Seventh Brown Bag of the Semester – April 17, 2015

 

Lori Kido Lopez, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mediating Hmong America: Participatory Cultures Beyond the Digital Divide

In this talk, Dr. Lori Kido Lopez will discuss the way that Hmong American media practices reflect a new understanding of how immigrant communities are developing and utilizing culturally specific media technologies in the digital era. Hmong Americans may be on the “wrong side of the digital divide,” but they are nonetheless exploding our definition of traditional communication technologies like “radio” and opening up new spaces of participatory culture for women and other disenfranchised communities.

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