Posts in Spotlight

OTW Guest Post: Agata Ewa Wrochna

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Agata Ewa Wrochna (she/her) is a Lecturer in Communication Studies at Wenzhou-Kean University. She has a wide range of academic interests within media and communications, which include topics of celebrity, authenticity and identity (trans)formation in visual media, in particular those present in East and Southeast Asia. Her latest publication explores online fandoms of Chinese queer visual media. Today, Dr. Wrochna… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Tanisha Rao

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Tanisha Rao is a London-based published poet, fanfic writer, and social researcher with a recent MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, who loves reading and talking about DIY, urban sociology, nonfiction essays, social connection, zine-culture, artistic forms of political organising and creative participatory methods on the internet. Most recently, she gave a lecture at her alma mater,… Read more

Five Things Claudia Rebaza Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Claudia Rebaza, who volunteers as a Communications chair. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I am currently one of the Communications Committee (Comms) chairs. The committee handles a lot of different tasks, some of which other committees also do and some of which are unique to us. We either respond… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Zhuwen Zhang

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Zhuwen Zhang (she/her) is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University. Her interest and area of research are in fandom culture, specifically Chinese media fandoms and Kpop fandoms, and the construction of fan identity through reading and producing fanworks as a participant of fandom. Today, Zhuwen talks about navigating the intersections of cultural identity and fandom, shedding light on the… Read more

Five Things Jennifer D2 Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Jennifer D2, who volunteers on our Support committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I have two volunteer hats at OTW! I am a Support Volunteer for AO3, and I also spend a little time as an Import Assistant for Open Doors. I’ll be talking about my Support role, because… Read more