Four ASPECT doctoral students presented papers as part of the 2021 Virginia Humanities Conference, with the theme “Democracy, Technology, and Social Justice: Humanities in an Unequal World”: Hannah Glasson, “Spatial Biosecurity and the Politics of Intentional Relation: Alternatives to Hegemonic Narratives of Informationalized Life”; Hannah Glasson, “Difference and Otherness in Puppet Theater”; Shaun Respess, “Going Telemental: Contact and Intimacy in Digital Mental Health”; and Sara Wenger, “Fantasies of Domination: Exploring Technoliberalism’s Influence on Sexual Technologies.”

The conference took place virtually March 24–25 and March 30–April 1.