Dr. Carrie Smith-Prei
Associate Professor of German Studies
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism
Co-authored with Maria Stehle
McGill-Queen's University Press
"The increased use of digital tools for political activism has triggered heated debates about the effectiveness of digital campaigns for political change and feminist causes. While technology’s immediacy and transnational reach have broadened the potential impact of activism, it has, at the same time, complicated the goals, materiality, and consumption of feminist actions.
In Awkward Politics, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle suggest that awkwardness offers a means of engaging with twenty-first century feminist activism by accounting for the uncertainty of popfeminist moments and movements, its sometimes illegible meanings, affects, and aesthetics." - McGill-Queen's University Press -