Conference Presentations & Talks

Refereed Conference Presentations

Lane, J., Ramirez, F., & Pearce, K. (May, 2018). Guilty by visible association: Socially mediated visibility and power in gang prosecutions. Paper submitted to the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association. Prague, Czech Republic.

Ramirez, F. (April, 2018). Challenges and pitfalls of police transparency: Usage and perceived value of a public archive of police body camera videos. Paper submitted to the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association. Pittsburgh, PA.

Lane, J., & Ramirez, F. (May, 2017). Gang surveillance in the digital era. Paper presented as part of the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association. San Diego, CA.

Ramirez, F. (2016, November). Reassessing digital inequality in the contexts of online news consumption and the unequal division of kinkeeping labor. Paper presented as part of the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Lane, J., & Ramirez, F. (2016, August). The prosecutorial affordances of social media use. Paper presented as part of the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Seattle, WA.

Ramirez, F. (2016, July). Differentiated Facebook use in the context of digital inequality. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Social Media & Society conference. London, UK.

Lane, J., & Ramirez, F. (2016, July). When status updates become evidence of gang involvement: The prosecutorial affordances of social media use in New York City courtrooms. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Social Media & Society conference. London, UK.

Lane, J., & Ramirez, F. (2016, June). The prosecutorial affordances of social media. Paper presented as part of the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan.

Lane, J., & Ramirez, F. (2015, November). The prosecutorial affordances of social media. Paper presented at the Urban Communication Foundation Preconference as part of the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Ramirez, F. (2015, May). From good associates to true friends: A typology of friendships in massively multiplayer online games. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association. San Juan, PR.

Ramirez, F. (2014, August). Playing for the Plot: Heavy Rain, Agency, and the Appeal of Narrative Organization. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA). Salt Lake City, UT.

Other Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Ramirez, F. (2017, September). Symposium on the impact of social media on crime, terrorism and national security. Invited discussant for moderated discussion hosted by Rutgers University & Brennan Center for Justice. New Brunswick, NJ. Video available here.

Ramirez, F. (2015, April). Don’t fly alone: Making sense of online friendships in EVE Online. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Popular & American Culture Association. New Orleans, LA.

Ramirez, F. (2015, April). Backchannel communication and social interaction in MMOs. Invited panelist for the RU Game event organized by the Art Library at Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ.

Ramirez, F. (2014, April). Casual gamers as new subjectivities of consumption:  An exploration of affect in freemium games. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Popular & American Culture Association. Chicago, IL, April 16-19, 2014.

Ramirez, F. (2013, November). Crowdfunding PC games: Star Citizen and community-guided development. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association. Atlantic City, NJ.

Ramirez, F. (2013, February). From children’s literature to mature-rated videogame: Adaptation and transmediation in Alice: Madness Returns. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association. Albuquerque, NM.

Ramirez, F. (2012, March). Session facilitator at THATCamp, University of Texas at Arlington. Session Topic: An Introductory Programming Course for the Humanities.

Ramirez, F. (2012, February). Who is the Origami Killer? – Applying Crime Fiction Theory to Digital Narratives. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Far West Popular & American Culture Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Guest Lectures

Ramirez, F. (Summer 2015). “Thinking critically about the web and the labor of fans” – guest lecture at Rutgers University for Aaron Trammell’s Strategic Presentation Methods in Digital Media course.

Ramirez, F. (Summer 2015). “Smash Up and the pulp genre” – guest lecture at Rutgers University for Aaron Trammell’s Serious Games course.

Ramirez, F. (Spring 2015). “Stereotypes and gamer identity” – guest lecture at Rutgers University for Aaron Trammell’s Gender and Technology course.

Ramirez, F. (Spring 2014). “Casual games and casual players” – guest lecture at Rutgers University for Seol Ki’s Computer Mediated Communication course.