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Anita SarkeesianExecutive DirectorFeminist Frequency

Anita Sarkeesian (panelist) is an award-winning media critic, and the creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational not-for-profit that explores representations in pop culture narratives. Her work focuses on deconstructing the stereotypes and tropes associated with women in popular culture, as well as highlighting issues surrounding the targeted harassment of marginalized people in online and gaming spaces. She has been a panelist at the United Nations and been a guest speaker at various fan, media, and technology conferences. Anita has been interviewed and featured in publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Good Morning America and The Colbert Report. She was the recipient of the 2014 Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award, and was named one of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world in 2015, and was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from The New School in New York City in 2016. Her first book, History vs Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You To Know (co-written with Ebony Adams) is out now.