Amanda Menking

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Amanda Menking is researcher and writer with interests at the intersections of social computing systems, knowledge production, and gender. Her dissertation focused on how women’s health information on the English language Wikipedia is created, curated, and neglected. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she received a BA in Humanities and an MA in English and then taught high school and college-level English and Literature courses. She’s also a veteran of the Seattle tech scene, having worked for two start-ups and as a vendor at Microsoft. As a researcher, she takes a critical stance, emphasizing how knowledge is situated and engaging in the “essential critical work of thinking with care and anxiety” (Simmons, 2016).