CAROLYN GUERTIN is a scholar-practitioner of new media. She is a Professor of Digital Technologies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada and is a faculty member in the MFA and PhD programs at Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. Guertin is a sought-after speaker and has taught in Canada, the U.S., and the EU. She was formerly Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Director of the eCreate Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. She was the creator and curator of the celebrated collection Assemblage: The Online Women's New Media Gallery out of the U.K., and was Senior McLuhan Fellow and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto from 2004 to 2006. Guertin is also a photographer. (Visit her digital portfolio here.) She was the inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Award from the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities in 2013.
She earned her PhD with a study of cyberfeminist digital narrative and the technologies of memory in The Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. She has taught, exhibited and published internationally, and does theoretical work in emergent media arts and literatures, information aesthetics, hacktivism, tactical media and the social practices surrounding technology. Her book, Digital Prohibition: Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art, was published by Continuum International Publishers in 2012. Most recently, Guertin co-edited, with Angi Buettner, a special issue on New Media, Global Activism, and Politics for Convergence (2014).
"Cyberfeminism is a way of redefining the conjunctions of identities, genders, bodies and technologies, specifically as they relate to power dynamics. As a cyberfeminist, I explore issues of connectivity, interactivity and collaboration toward these ends in my scholarship."~ Carolyn Guertin, 1998