Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tabita Moreno, ABD

mobile technologies in everday life?

We owe a congratulation or two to CRDMer Tabita Moreno, who passed her preliminary exams earlier today. Congratulations, Tabita!

Her working dissertation title is “Anytime-anywhere: mobile communicative practices and patterns of interpersonal interactions in everyday lives.”  Her committee members are Steve Wiley (chair), Adriana de Souza e Silva, Liz Craig, and Jason Swarts, with Jessica Jameson serving as a temporary committee member.
We look forward to learning more about Tabita’s project!

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Jeff Swift, ABD!

sphereIt’s time to party in the public sphere. This Wednesday, April 24th, Jeff Swift passed his comprehensive exams. Congratulations, Jeff!

Jeff’s committee consists of Carolyn Miller (chair), Matt May, Vicki Gallagher, and David Rieder. According to Dr. Miller, he’ll be writing his dissertation about “flash publics and a recuperated public sphere.” Digital rhetoric, meet Locke, Burke, and Habermas…

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Kevin Brock, PhD

Kevin may or may not have written his entire dissertation in binary code.

Kevin may or may not have written his entire dissertation in binary code.

Congratulations to CRDM’s Kevin Brock, who recently (a technical hiccup makes this post far more belated than it wanted to be) successfully defended his dissertation, titled Engaging the Action-oriented Nature of Computation: Towards a Rhetorical Code Studies.

His committee was made up of Dr. David Rieder (chair), Dr. Susan Miller-Cochran, Dr. Jason Swarts, and Dr. Ken Zagacki.

We are also proud to note that Kevin landed a cushy job at the University of South Carolina, where he will be teaching the ins and outs of rhetorical code studies, digital writing, and first year composition to the Gamecocks for the forseeable future.

For more on Kevin, click here. To see Kevin’s job on a map, click here. For more on Gamecocks, click here.

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