Geek Girl Survey Udpate 2: for science!

Greetings geeks and geekettes!


Last November, when I started compiling the data from the Geek Girl Survey, I was delighted to find that the wonderful individuals who took part in this project took the time to provide dense material for me to analyse (as well as several Portal references). I took the time to sort through everything carefully and I improved the questionnaire as much as possible for a second round of data collection. I will soon make it available again, so if you haven’t filled it out yet or if you know geek girls who might want to contribute, be on the lookout.

Before I start publishing the results from the survey, however, I’d like to share with you a shortened version of the paper I presented last November at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting. This paper, titled (Fake) Geek Girls: Unicorns, Sluts and Nerds? serves as a good introduction to the Geek Girl Survey and will be published in several installments over the next few weeks.

You may also have a look at the Pioneer Women of Geekdom list which I started compiling as part of my ongoing research about women in geek culture. Please contribute your own suggestions of pioneers!

Here are additional ways you can contribute to the research project:

– If you blog, by writing about your geekiness and your experiences as a geek girl in geek culture and sharing the link to your post in the comment threads on this post;
– Are you part of group of geek girls? Do you run a blog, a fanclub, or any other group you think is noteworthy for geek girls? Leave a comment!


About Marie-Pierre Renaud

I am an anthropologist living in Quebec city, Canada. I specialize in native studies and anthropology of health. I am a geek. I founded and now co-manage The Geek Anthropologist blog. I am working on transforming my memoir into a book and journal articles. I like to knit while watching Star Trek. Reach out to me for collaborations!

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