Research

DISSERTATION

Constructing Digital ‘Safe’ Space: Navigating Tensions in Transnational Feminist Organizing Online

Completed Summer 2017 in fulfillment of a Doctorate of Philosophy in Communication at Purdue University (Chair: Dr. Stacey L. Connaughton). 

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SCHOLARSHIP

Journal Articles

Corple, D.J., & Linabary, J.R. (forthcoming). From data points to people: Feminist situated ethics in online big data research. Social Media + Society – Special Issue on Ethics as Method.

Connaughton, S.L., Vibber, K., Krishna, A., Linabary, J.R., & Stumberger, N. (forthcoming). Theorizing corporate-community relationships and the role of contextual factors in peacebuilding and beyond. Journal of Asia Pacific Communication.

Connaughton, S.L., Linabary, J.R., Krishna, A., Kuang, K., Anaele, A., Vibber, K.S., Yakova, L., & Jones, C. (2017). Explicating a relationally attentive approach to conducting engaged communication scholarship. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45, 517–536. doi:10.1080/00909882.2017.1382707

Linabary, J.R., & Hamel, S.A. (2017). Feminist online interviewing: Engaging issues of power, resistance, and reflexivity in practice. Feminist Review, 115, 97–113. doi:10.1057/s41305-017-0041-3

Linabary, J.R., Long, Z., Mouton, A., Rao, R.L., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2017). Embracing tensions in feminist organizational communication pedagogies. Communication Education, 66, 257–279. doi:10.1080/03634523.2016.1257818

Linabary, J.R., Krishna, A., & Connaughton, S.L. (2017). The conflict family: Storytelling as an activity and a method for locally driven peacebuilding. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 34, 431–453. doi:10.1002/crq.21189 

Linabary, J.R., Long, Z., Mouton, A., Rao, R.L., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2016). Rube Goldberg salad system: Teaching systems theory in communication. Communication Teacher, 30, 77–81. doi:10.1080/17404622.2016.1139153

Linabary, J.R., & Hamel, S.A. (2015). At the heart of feminist transnational organizing: Exploring postcolonial reflexivity in organizational practice at World Pulse. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 8, 237–248. doi:10.1080/17513057.2015.1057909

Book Chapters and Sections

Linabary, J.R. (forthcoming). Participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluating locally led peacebuilding in Ghana. In S.L. Connaughton & J. Berns (Eds.), Locally led peacebuilding: Global case studies. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Linabary, J.R., & Batti, B. (forthcoming). “Should I even be writing this?”: Public narratives and resistance to online harassment. In D. Ging & E. Siapera (Eds.), Gender hate online: Understanding the new anti-feminism. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Connaughton, S.L., & Linabary, J.R. (forthcoming). Navigating our own gender, race, and privilege: Leading locally driven peacebuilding work in West Africa. In R.J. Thompson & J. Storberg-Walker (Eds.), Leadership in international development. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Connaughton, S.L., & Linabary, J.R. (2017). Emergent yet constrained: Interrogating the relationship between leadership, gender and courage in organizing for peace. In C.M. Cunningham, H.M. Crandall, & A.M. Dare (Eds.), Gender, Communication, and the Leadership Gap (pp. 171–186). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Connaughton, S.L, Linabary, J.R., Yakova, L. (2017). Discursive construction. In C.R. Scott & L.K. Lewis (Eds.), International encyclopedia of organizational communication (pp. 715–728). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Conference Presentations

Linabary, J.R. (2017, November). Moving beyond ‘gender’ and peacebuilding: The relevance of feminist approaches in theory and practice. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Linabary, J.R., & Batti, B. (2017, November). ‘Should I even be writing this?’: Public narratives and resistance to online harassment. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Corple, D.J., Linabary, J.R., & Cooky, C. (2017, November). ‘So powerful!’: Examining the sense-making of feminist hashtags #WhyIStayed/#WhyILeft. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

Long, Z., Linabary, J.R., Buzzanell, P.M., Mouton, A., & Rao, R.L. (2017, October). Interrogating feminist collaboration in everyday academic life. Paper to be presented at the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Omaha, NE.

Batti, B., & Linabary, J.R. (2017, July). Anita then and now: Tracing gender incredulity from physical to digital spaces. Paper presented at Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism, Greenville, NC.

Corple, D.J., & Linabary, J.R. (2017, May). Rethinking privacy: A feminist intervention in online research practice. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA. (Top Student Paper – Feminist Scholarship Division)

Linabary, J.R. (2017, May). Taking participatory research online: Methodological and ethical considerations for a digital feminist participatory action research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.

Linabary, J.R., Corple, D.J., & Cooky, C. (2017, May). Of wine and whiteboards: Enacting feminist reflexivity in collaborative research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.

Linabary, J.R., Long, Z., Mouton, A., Rao, R.L., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2016, November). Embracing tensions for transformation: A call for feminist pedagogies in collaboration and in the classroom. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. (Top paper panel – Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Division)

Linabary, J.R., Connaughton, S.L., Ptacek, J., Krishna, A., Pauly, J., Vibber, K., & Anaele, A. (2016, November). ‘Soldier on’: Navigating gender, vulnerability, and emotions in the field. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Connaughton, S. L., Pauly, J., Linabary, J.R., Yakova, L., Krishna, A., Stumberger, N., & Ptacek, J. (2016, November). Organizing to identify and identifying to organize: The unanticipated endurance of identifications in a voluntary social collective. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Linabary, J.R. (2016, October). Locating the transnational: Spaces of transnational feminist organizing. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Oak Park, IL.

Corple, D.J., & Linabary, J.R. (2016, October). From data points to people: Feminist ethics in online big data research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Oak Park, IL.

Linabary, J.R., & Connaughton, S.L. (2016, September). Constructing “space”: Interrogating the meaning(s) of “space” in the PPP’s model of locally led peacebuilding. Paper presented at the International Communication and Media Conference 2016 (i-COME’16): An International Communication Association Regional Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Connaughton, S.L., Krishna, A., Linabary, J.R., Stumberger, N., & Vibber, K. (2016, September). Fostering productive corporate-community relations to build peace: Theorizing the relationships amongst dialogue, culture and locally driven collaboration in Southeast Asia and Beyond. Paper presented at the International Communication and Media Conference 2016 (i-COME’16): An International Communication Association Regional Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Linabary, J.R. (2016, July). Whom do we engage? Issues of inclusion in engaged communication scholarship. Paper presented at the annual Aspen Conference on Engaged Communication Scholarship, Aspen, CO.

Linabary, J.R., Corple, D.J., Fogle, E., & Cooky, C. (2016, June). Creating digital space for feminist activism: A qualitative content analysis of #WhyIStayed. Paper presented at Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism, Notre Dame, IN.

Linabary, J.R., Corple, D.J., Cooky, C., & Fogle, E. (2016, May). More data, more problems: Examining neoliberal institutional challenges to online research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.

Connaughton, S.L., Linabary, J.R., Yakova, L., Krishna, A., Kuang, K., Stumberger, N., & Pauly, J. (2016, May). ‘Did we get it right?’: Navigating emergent tensions in assessing the impact of an engaged organizational communication initiative. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Brunese, P., Linabary, J.R., & Krishna, A. (2016, April). Landscape of local epidemic preparedness: Communication and social media. Poster presented at the Purdue Public Health Symposium, West Lafayette, IN.

Krishna, A., Connaughton, S.L., & Linabary, J.R., & Obeng-Ofori, R.B. (2016, March). Sports-mediated public diplomacy: A community-level exploration of soccer as a relational and violence prevention tool in Ghana, West Africa. Paper presented at the annual International Public Relations Conference, Miami, FL.

Linabary, J.R. (2015, November). Telling the next story: Encountering gendered online harassment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Linabary, J.R., Krishna, A., & Connaughton, S.L. (2015, November). The curious case of the cricket: Storytelling as an activity and a method for locally driven peacebuilding. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV. (Top 4 Paper – Peace & Conflict Division)

Linabary, J.R. (2015, November). ‘Hollaback!’: Responding to gender-based harassment in online and offline contexts. Competitively selected panel presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Linabary, J.R. (2015, November). Encountering precarity online: Navigating tensions in transnational feminist research. Paper presented as part of a competitively selected panel at the annual conference of the National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Linabary, J.R. (2015, November). The problem of popular feminisms: A call for academic feminists to ‘Lean In.’ Paper presented as part of a competitively selected panel at the annual conference of the National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Linabary, J.R., & Hamel, S.A. (2015, October). From voice to empowerment: Exploring the process and outcomes of women’s communication online. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Organization for the Student of Communication, Language, & Gender, Bowling Green, KY.

Mouton, A., Linabary, J.R., Long, Z., Rao, R.L., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2015, October). Feminist communication pedagogy(ies): Reflections on collaboration, negotiation, and tensions. Panel presented at the annual conference of the Organization for the Student of Communication, Language, & Gender, Bowling Green, KY.

Linabary, J.R. (2015, May). Weaving a ‘world’ for women: Exploring the affordances of digital spaces for transnational feminist organizing. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Top Student Paper – Feminist Scholarship Division)

Connaughton, S., Yakova, L., Kuang, K., Linabary, J., Krishna, A., & Anaele, A. (2015, May). Unwavering resilience: A structuration analysis of Liberians’ organizing efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Top 4 Paper – Organizational Communication Division)

Connaughton, S., Anaele, A., Linabary, J., Kuang, K., Krishna, A., & Yakova, L. (2015, May). From dialogue to action: The role of communication in a peacebuilding initiative in Niger Delta, Nigeria. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Linabary, J.R. (2015, February). ‘Women aren’t welcome’: A call to investigate gendered online harassment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association.

Linabary, J.R. (2015, February). ‘Disciplining’ communication: Problematizing the quest for the core. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association.

Linabary, J.R., & McDonald, D.J. (2015, February). Feminist dilemmas in social media research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association.

Linabary, J.R. & Hamel, S.A. (2014, November). Feminist online interviewing: Engaging issues of power, resistance, and reflexivity in practice. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Kuang, K., Connaughton, S., Anaele, A., Vibber, K., Linabary, J., & Krishna, A. (2014, November). The local leadership campaign model: A co-constructed peacebuilding campaign. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Linabary, J.R. (2014, November). Navigating tensions in transnational feminist organizing: A dialogue with World Pulse. Panel presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Linabary, J., & Hamel, S. (2014, October). Barriers to women voicing online and how they overcome them. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Santa Clara, CA.

Linabary, J. (2014, February). Reflexively engaging participants: Email interviewing as a feminist method. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association, West Lafayette, IN.

Linabary, J., & Hamel, S. (2014, February). Voicing online: Conditions and catalysts for the emergence of women’s voices. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association, Anaheim, CA.

Linabary, J. (2014, February). ‘Don’t hate her because she’s successful’: Media framing of Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association, Anaheim, CA.

Linabary, J. (2013, February). Some day my prints will come: An exploration of female journalism students’ vocational expectations. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association, Reno, NV. (Top Debut Paper – Organizational Communication)

Practitioner Publications

Linabary, J.R. (2016, May). Nandom, Ghana, May 2016. PPP Perspectives. Retrieved from https://www.cla.purdue.edu/ppp/blog/may2016.html

Linabary, J.R., Krishna, A., & Connaughton, S.L. (2016, March). The curious case of the cricket: Storytelling and conflict transformation in Ghana. Building Peace. Retrieved from http://buildingpeaceforum.com/2016/03/the-curious-case-of-the-cricket-storytelling-and-conflict-transformation-in-ghana/

Professional Reports

Linabary, J. (2015, March). Locally driven peacebuilding. Unpublished summary report prepared for the mini-think tank on local approaches to peacebuilding, Boston, MA. Signatories on the report include Connaughton, S.L. (Purdue Peace Project), Lauenstein, M. (Purdue Peace Project), Ali, H. (Gesr Center for Development), Berns, J. (Jessica Berns Consulting Services), Dixon, P. (Concordis International), Hoffman, L. (Catalyst for Peace), Kennedy, K. (American Friends Service Committee), Moix, B. (Peace Direct USA), Sodipo, M. (Peace Initiative Network), & Walker, N.B. (Consultant in Development and Peacebuilding, Liberia).

Connaughton, S., Kuang, K., Yakova, L., Krishna, A., Linabary, J., & Mayson, G. Y. (2014, October). Liberians for Liberians: A locally-led Ebola campaign in Liberia. Report prepared for the Purdue Peace Project.

Hamel, S., & Linabary, J. (2014, July). Theory of change for World Pulse. Report prepared for World Pulse, Portland, OR.

Hamel, S., & Linabary, J. (2014, February). Where women’s voices change the world: Theory of change development and operations map for World Pulse. Report prepared for World Pulse, Portland, OR.

Linabary, J., & Hamel, S. (2013). Voicing online. Catalysts and constraints for women’s empowerment – A report. Report prepared for World Pulse, Portland, OR.

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RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS & PROJECTS

Associate Director of Research & Operations, Purdue Peace Project, Dr. Stacey Connaughton, Fall 2017-present
Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

  • Coordinate the design and execution of projects in West Africa and Central America as part of an externally funded, locally led peacebuilding initiative

Research Assistant, Purdue Peace Project, Dr. Stacey Connaughton, Spring 2014-Summer 2017
Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

  • Co-lead researcher on all projects in Ghana

Research Team Member, Dr. Cheryl Cooky, Spring 2015-present
Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

  • Lead researcher on hashtag feminism project

Research Team Member, Dr. Susan Avanzino, Spring 2013
California State University, Chico, Calif.

  • Patient-centered focus group facilitation for Enloe Medical Center

Research Team Member, Dr. Alan Mikkelson, Spring 2009
Whitworth University , Spokane, Wash.

  • Data collection and analysis on the communication of affection in cross-sex friendships (Funded by a McDonald’s Opportunity Scholars grant)

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MASTER’S THESIS

Voicing online: Catalysts and constraints for women’s empowerment

Completed Spring 2013 in fulfillment of a Master of Arts in Communication Studies at California State University, Chico (Chair: Dr. Stephanie Hamel). Recipient of the Communication Studies Thesis Award at CSU, Chico.

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