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.