Bio

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My name is Lisa Nakamura and I’m the Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor in the Department of American Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  I am the founding Director of the Digital Studies Institute at the University of Michigan.  I’ve been writing about digital media, race, and gender since 1994.  I have faculty affiliations with the Departments of English, Film, Television, and Media, Women and Gender Studies, and the Asian and Pacific Islander Studies Program.  I work on virtual reality and toxic embodiment, women of color and how they create and maintain the Internet, and the many reasons that Internet research needs ethnic and gender studies.

You can see a Wikipedia entry about me here.  Please click here to learn more about Gwendolyn Calvert Baker.