Through unofficial channels of public pleasure, desire, affect and corporeal politics, Maria Belén Ordóñez’ research broadly explores alternative sexual citizenships, the destabilization of (hetero)normativity and the publics that form in mediascapes. Her ethnographic research engages with the affective impacts of events in disparate locations such as: media headlines, queer identified spaces of pleasure and activism, and culturally contested zones of censorship and regulation. She is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Science and School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Digital Futures at OCAD University, with a specialization in Social Sciences and Feminist Theory. She is a member of the FemTechNet collective (femtechnet.org), teaching and developing curriculum for a Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC). FemTechNet includes a growing network of feminist scholars, activists, students and artists collaborating internationally in feminist forums in New Media and Visual Studies, Critical Pedagogy, and Science and Technology.