Congrats to Candice Edrington, ABD!!

On November 14, 2018, Candice Edrington unconditionally passed her preliminary exams and she is now a Doctoral Candidate in the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media Program. Her dissertation committee is comprised of Melissa Johnson (chair), Victoria Gallagher, Jason Swarts, and James Kiwanuka-Tondo.   Candice's dissertation research and working title is “Organizing, Identifying, and Articulating Change: How Social …

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Meet Mr. Matt Halm, ABD!

Earlier this semester on November 15th, Matt Halm unconditionally passed his written and oral exams and is now a Doctoral Candidate (All But Dissertation). Matt's committee is comprised of David Rieder (Chair), Chris Anson, Zachary Beare, Stephen Wiley, and Chris Ingraham (now at the University of Utah). Matt's dissertation will explore "Planetary Composition" that treats …

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A Round of Applause for Joshua Jackson, ABD

On Tuesday, December 4, Joshua Jackson unconditionally passed his preliminary exams. Josh's committee is comprised of Helen Burgess as Committee Chair, Andrew Johnston, Stacey Pigg, Nick Taylor, and Anastasia Salter (University of Central Florida). Following his exams, Joshua will now move on to his dissertation, which is currently titled, Cruel Optimism and Neoliberalism in Videogame …

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Chen Chen, ABD, takes on KairosCamp!

This summer, CRDM candidate Chen Chen was accepted to the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for the Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities Workshop (aka. KairosCamp!) held in West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. This competitive institute was led by Dr. Cheryl Ball at West Virginia University and Dr. Doug Eyman from George Mason University, …

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We have a new doctor in the house: Dr. Jason Buel!

Many congratulations to Dr. Jason Buel on the successful defense of his dissertation, "Whose Screens? Our Screens! Digital Documentary and Social Activism." Jason's dissertation examines the politics of nonfiction digital video in the context of three contemporary social movements: Black Lives Matter, Maidan, and Idle No More. His work draws from assemblage theory and affect …

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Congratulations to Jessica Elam-Handloff, ABD!!!

Third-year CRDM student, Jessica Elam-Handloff, successfully passed her preliminary exams today. Jessica's committee is chaired by Dr. Steve Wiley, joined by Drs. Chris Ingraham, Andrew Johnston, and Nick Taylor. Jessica’s dissertation will draw on concepts from Foucault, Kittler, Guattari, and Deleuze to develop a genealogy of media technologies and war gaming, from World War II …

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