Geek Girl Survey

The Geek Girl Survey is a research project coordinated by TGA founding editor Marie-Pierre Renaud.

Its continuing mission, to explore strange stereotypes about female participation in geek culture, to seek out new data and new insight, to boldly ask the questions no one has asked before.

As Always, it Started With Star Trek: A Study On Geek Girls

As Always, it Started With Star Trek: A Study On Geek Girls

For many years, whenever people would tell me that girls are rare in geek culture, my instant reaction would always be: well, no.

I would be surprised and a little puzzled at their assumption and would instantly think of all the women who were fans or contributors to the Star Trek fanchise.

Geek Girl Survey Udpate 2: for science!

Geek Girl Survey Udpate 2: for science!

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 two parts this week.

Geek Girl Survey Update

Geek Girl Survey Update

Greetings geeklings!

I will soon finish compiling data from the Geek Girl Survey I announced last August! Thanks to everyone who answered my call or shared it! I have been swamped with emails from enthusiastic geek girls of all ages, and I am delighted to have obtained a lot more data than I originally expected. So many people made Portal references that I’m considering creating a new slogan for this blog: something like ”For science”. It’s a work in progress.

Geek Girls: I need your help!

Geek Girls: I need your help!

I am looking for geek girls and women of all ages to answer a few questions about their involvement in geek culture and their experiences with geek peers. Whether you are 16 or 50 years old, a trekkie, a pegasister or a browncoat, whatever your gender identity or sexual orientation is, or even if you consider yourself more of a nerd than a geek, I want to hear your story.

Confidentiality will be respected, so don’t be afraid to contact me!