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Presenter: Candice Roberts, Collins College of Professional Studies, Mass Communication

Couchsurfing and the Marked Body: The Emergence of Queer Identity in a Hybrid Collective, published August 2020 in Journal for Cultural Research

Dr. Roberts' research uses theories of identity, sociality, and mobility as a framework to examine the features of the Couchsurfing community and introduces the term hybrid collective as a theoretical concept. This work investigates themes of hospitality and globalization through transnational ethnography – particularly focusing on gender and queer identity for Couchsurfing members and how these attributes encourage or inhibit movement through digital and geographical spaces.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:00pm - 3:15pm
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