Sarah Laiola

Sarah Whitcomb Laiola is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia Tech, where she teaches courses in software design and technical communication. She received her PhD in English from the University of California, Riverside in August 2016, and specializes in new media poetics, contemporary digital technoculture, and 20th-century American literature. Her publications appear in the journal Television and New Media as well as the edited collection, Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice (MIT Press, 2016), and she has a listicle “31 Truths of Teaching Cultural Semiotics in a General Education Class” forthcoming in the edited collection Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular.

“Should I Go to Work?”: On Participating in A Day Without Women

On the morning of March 8, 2017, I, like many women around the country (and perhaps the world) faced a particular question: should I go to work? On this particular day, the question was triggered by International Women’s Day and its attendant call for a women’s strike. Named “A Day… Continue reading