Frederica Timeto (she/her)
Ca’ Foscari University, Venice
Feminist Animal Studies, Technofeminism, Haraway.
Federica Timeto (she/her) is Associate Professor of Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes. She obtained a Ph.D. in Aesthetics of New Media at the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Arts, School of Art & Media, and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Communication and Performance Sciences at the University of Urbino, “Carlo Bo”. Her transdisciplinary scholarship encompasses Cultural and Visual Studies, Sociology of the Arts and of New Media, STSs, Cyber- and Techno- Feminism and Critical Animal Studies. She worked extensively on locative media employing qualitative methods and studying the geolocative performances of identity, and location and mobility in the media environment. Her current research interests encompass animal sociology and interspecies sociality, the relations among human and nonhuman agents, animals and machines, in contemporary technospaces, women’s art and society from a feminist perspective, and the politics of representation. She has been working on Donna Haraway for many years and has published several academic and non-academic essays on her thought. Her last book, Bestiario Haraway. Per un femminismo multispecie (Mimesis, 2020), focuses on Haraway’s theory of companion species and nonhuman animals as social agents. She also published Diffractive Technospaces. A Feminist Approach to the Mediations of Space and Representation (Routledge, 2015) and edited Culture della differenza. Femminismo, visualità e studi postcoloniali (Utet Università, 2008). She co-edited the Italian edition of Sociologia digitale by Deborah Lupton (Pearson 2018).
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