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Lunchtime Seminar: Adolescents Expressing Identity through Media Production

October 18, 2007

Wellesley, MA- Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., National Institutes of Child and Human Development (NICHD) Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Wellesley Centers for Women, will discuss her work on the development of identity and agency of urban youth through an after-school digital media arts program in the San Francisco East Bay area. This case study provided a window into the lives of youth media artists and collaborators who inventively utilized digital media technology to construct their versions of urban youth identity. These findings will be useful to young people interested in discovering ways to promote social change through media production, and to teachers, parents, video producers, and after-school coordinators who are interested in developing youth as creative, collaborating, and productive citizens.

Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit 

For more than 30 years, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women and men, girls and boys. WCW brings together an interdisciplinary community of scholars engaged in research, training, analysis, and action. Our groundbreaking work is dedicated to looking at the world through the eyes of women with the goal of shaping a better world for all.