This chapter focuses on the ways that anonymous shared blog sites Academic Men Explain Things to Me, Academia is Killing My Friends, Strategic Misogyny and Sharing Academic Sexism Stories with You (SASSY) are imagined as collective digital spaces, where feminist academics through digital storytelling reinvent and redefine what it means to ‘belong’ in the neoliberal academy. It draws upon the prolific writings of Sara Ahmed and her characterisation of the ‘feminist killjoy’ (2010) and ‘willful subject’ (2014) and Son Vivienne’s ‘everyday activism’ (Vivienne 2016) to explore the way academics sharing their experiences produces a feminist-wilful-killjoy subjectivity that complicates our understanding of belonging on these websites.
|Title of host publication||Social Beings, Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social|
|Editors||Anna Tsalapatanis, Miranda Bruce, David Bissell, Helen Keane|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Routledge Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|