Presentations

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Refereed Conferences

Cifor, Marika and Britt Paris. (Accepted). “Throughlines: Exposing Activism and Social Justice Issues In Los Angeles Transportation History.” Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, August 2017.

Cifor, Marika. (Accepted). “Queer Quantifications: Archival Possibilities for Digital Practices of Sexuality and Self.” Metric Culture Conference, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus, June 2017.

Cifor, Marika, Britt Paris & Stacy Wood. (Accepted). “Surveillance Countermeasures: Biopolitical Governance, Flawed Policing Reform and Resistance.” 2017 International Communications Association Pre-Conference on Media Justice: Race, Borders, Disability and Data, San Diego, May 2017.

Cifor, Marika (Accepted). “Revealing and Building a Community of Practice: A Database of Early African-American Race Film.” Documenting Cinema: Film Librarianship in the 21st Century, Los Angeles, April 2017.

Garcia, Patricia & Marika Cifor. “Embodying Data: Duoethnography as a Feminist Methodology for Studying Wearables.” Imagining Intersectional Futures: Feminist Approaches in CSCW Workshop, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Portland, February 2017.

Cifor, Marika. “‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me’: Activism, Affect and the Archives of HIV/AIDS.” Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition, Association for Library and Information Science Education, Atlanta, January 2017.

Cifor, Marika.”‘A Hypochondria of the Heart’: Nostalgia, Activism, and the Archives of HIV/AIDS Activism.” American Studies Association Annual Conference, Denver, November 2016.

Cifor, Marika. “Archiving Bodies: The Collection and Retention of Biometric Data and Refugee Identity.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Montreal, November 2016.

Cifor, Marika and Kristin Cornelius Way. “Quantifying Sex: Technology, Capital, and Self in Live Cam Performances.” Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Barcelona, September 4, 2016.

Cifor, Marika. “The Critical Potential of Nostalgia.” Archival Education and Research Institute, Kent State University, July 12, 2016.

Cifor, Marika and Stacy Wood. “Critical Feminism in the Archives.” Archival Education and Research Institute, Kent State University, July 8, 2016.

Cifor, Marika. “Archives, Action, AIDS: Archival Collaborations with Visual AIDS.” Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Conference, Association of College and Research Libraries, Miami, June 2016.

Cifor, Marika. “Quantified Sex: Queer Archival Practices of Sexuality and Self.” Queer Circuits in Archival Times: Experimentation and Critique of Networked Data Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, May 2016. Video available here.

Cifor, Marika. “Blood, Sweat and Hair: The Archival Life of Queer and Trans Bodies.Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, Vancouver, April 6, 2016.

Cifor, Marika, Robert D. Montoya, and Mario H. Ramirez. “Developing an Undergraduate Information Studies Curriculum in Support of Social Justice. iConference 2016, Philadelphia, March 2016.

Cifor, Marika, Robert D. Montoya, Mario H. Ramirez, and Stacy Wood. “Teaching Information Literacy: Towards a Critical Pedagogical Practice in Information Studies.” Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium, The University of Arizona, Tucson, February 25, 2016.

Cifor, Marika and Stacy Wood. “Archival Education for Social Justice: Changing the Conversation about Undergraduates and LIS.” ALISE, Innovative Pedagogies (IP) Special Interest Group, Boston, January 6, 2016

Cifor, Marika. “Presence, Absence, and Victoria’s Hair: Examining Affect, Containment, and Embodiment in Trans Archives.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, November 2015.

Cifor, Marika. “We Care! Do You?”: ACT UP Records, Feminist Ethics, and Radical Care.” Archival Education and Research Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, July 2015.

Cifor, Marika and Stacy Wood. “Educating for Social Justice: Developing an Undergraduate Archival Studies Curriculum.” International Council on Archives Section on Archival Education and Training Section Annual Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, July 2015.

Cifor, Marika. “Harvey Milk’s Ponytail: The Affect of Intimacy in the Queer Archives,” Affect and the Archive Symposium, University of California, Los Angeles, November 20, 2014.

Cifor, Marika. “Love in the Archives: Examining Affective Labors in LGBTQ Archives,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, November 13-16, 2014.

Cifor, Marika. “Aligning Bodies: Hatred as an Organizing Principle in LGBTQ Archives.” Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, University of Toronto, Toronto, October 18, 2014.

Cifor, Marika and Heather Soyka. “Identifying Research Contributions of Archival Studies and Recordkeeping to Societal Grand Challenges: A Report from the AERI Grand Challenges Working Group,” SAA Research Forum, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 12, 2014.

Cifor, Marika. “Visceral Forces: Introducing Affect Studies to Archival Discourse,” Archival Education and Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, July 14-18, 2014.

Cifor, Marika, Roderic Crooks, Mario Ramirez, Heather Soyka, Michael Wartenbe, and Eliot Wilczek. “Grand Challenges,” Plenary Session, Archival Education and Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, July 14-18, 2014.

Cifor, Marika. “That Other Hunger: Queering Lesbian Pulp Novels, Archives, and the Archival Record,” Queer Practices, Places and Lives Symposium, The Ohio State University, Columbus, May 16-17, 2014.

Cifor, Marika. “Oral History from the Inside: Documenting Activists from the June Mazer Lesbian Archives,” Southwest Regional Oral History Association Conference, Tempe, April 5-6, 2014.

Cifor, Marika. “Queer Things: Lesbian Pulp Novels and the Archives,” Why Things Matter Conference, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, March 6-8, 2014.

Cifor, Marika. “Unnatural Intimacies: Deviance, Sexuality and the Historical Relationships of Lesbians and Prostitutes, 1935-1969,” Queer Practices, Places and Lives Symposium, The Ohio State University, Columbus, May 18-19, 2012.

Cifor, Marika. “Unnatural Intimacies: Deviance, Sexuality and the Historical Relationships of Lesbians and Prostitutes, 1935-1969,” Gendered Borders and Queer Frontiers Conference, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, March 16-17, 2012.

Cifor, Marika. Documenting Sex(ualities) in the Archival Literature,” Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections, International GLBT Conference, University of California Los Angeles and the June Mazer Archives, Los Angeles, May 12-15, 2011

Cifor, Marika. “Intimate Relations: An Examination of the Historical Relationship of Lesbians and Prostitutes in the United States, 1935-1965,” Gender, Sexuality and Urban Spaces—Graduate Consortium of Women Studies Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, March 11-13, 2011.

Cifor, Marika. “Intimate Relations: An Examination of the Historical Relationship of Lesbians and Prostitutes in the United States, 1935-1965,” Genealogies—12th Annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, March 3-5, 2011.

Invited Talks

Cifor, Marika.  “Uncovering and Building a Community of Practice. Looking Backwards and Moving Onwards.” Excavating Feminist Media Histories Symposium, University of Pittsburgh, February 2017.

Cifor, Marika.  “Affect, Queer Theory and HIV/AIDS Archives,” Emerging Queer Archives Scholarship Panel, Library and Archives OUTreach, University of California, Los Angeles, April 13, 2016.

Cifor, Marika. “Critical Digital Literacy for Social Justice,” Biased Data: A Panel Discussion on Intersectionality and Internet Ethics, Collaboration for Liberation in Technology Lab, University of California, Los Angeles, November 19, 2015. Video available here.

Cifor, Marika. “Unnatural Intimacies: Deviance, Sexuality and the Historical Relationships of Lesbians and Prostitutes, 1935-1965,” Scholar’s Tea, Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University, Durham, August 12, 2011.

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