The Samuel D. Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice | GSE | Rutgers

Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens

Date/Time: October 19, 2022 at 1 PM ET

Event Description: Join Cassidy Puckett and Freeden Blume Oeur for a discussion about her new book Redefining Geek: Bias and the Five Hidden Habits of Tech-Savvy Teens. Cassidy will share her findings on the habits that define technological competence and how these habits vary by race, class, and gender, as well as share stories of tech-savvy teens who defy common stereotypes. Additionally, Cassidy will provide concrete recommendations to ensure young people are supported, recognized, and rewarded for their technological talents.


About Cassidy Puckett

Cassidy Puckett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Emory University. Using a mixed-methods approach, she examines the relationship between technological change and inequality in education, occupations, and healthcare. Her research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her work has appeared in academic journals including Harvard Educational Review, Social Science Computer Review, Social Science and Medicine, Teachers College Record, and Qualitative Sociology. Cassidy received her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University and her master’s in Learning, Design and Technology from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

About Freeden Blume Oeur

Freeden Blume Oeur is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Education at Tufts University. His scholarship uses Black feminism to engage issues of childhood and masculinity, and African American intellectual history and politics.


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