Professor Janni AragonSenior Instructor at University of Victoria,
Department of Political Science

Session Title: Politics and Social Media

Session Extract: This round-table will speak to the gifts that social media presents with the helpful posts, interviews, and more by political types. However, at times these gifts are gaffes that are spun into memes and requires more discussion. How are politicians and activists best engaging the public and their messages online?

About the speaker:

I am an American ex pat living in lovely Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to this, San Diego, CA was my home. I live with my family just minutes from the University of Victoria (UVIC), where I work in the Department of Political Science.

I am one of the four co-founders for Breathe Now. Our conference will take place in Victoria, BC in 2012. The conference is geared for college aged women through women established in their careers.

I am also an Undergraduate Advisor in my home department. I teach the following courses: Gender and Politics, Gender and International Politics, Worlds of Politics, Feminist Political Thought, Youth Politics, Politics and Popular Culture, American Politics, and American Public Policy. For the next two years, I am the Chair of the Academic Women’s Caucus at UVIC. I am the past President of the Caucus for Women and Gender Justice with the Western Political Science Association.

I am a contributing writer to the University of Venus and our posts run on Insider Higher Education. I also have my own blog on WordPress and am a guest blogger on other blogs such as Gender Across Borders and Equality 101. I regularly blog about pedagogy, gender, and popular culture.

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