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Media Art & Text Ph.D program

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MATX Alumni

2016

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    Lauren Boasso
    BA in English Literature, Augusta State University
    MA in Comparative Literature, Binghamton University
    Dissertation director: Catherine Roach, Department of Art History
    Dissertation title: " Viewing Victorian Prisoners: Representations in the Illustrated Press, Painting, and Photography"

    2015


  • Guido Alvarez
    BFA in Craft and Design, Universidad del Azuay School of Design
    MFA in Design with a concentration in visual communication, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Richard Fine, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Avatar, cyborg, ICEVORG: Simulacra’s scion"

  • Amy Colombo
  • BFA in Photography, University of Georgia
  • MFA in Photography, University of Delaware
  • MFA in Creative Writing, West Virginia University
  • Dissertation director: Nicholas Frankel, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "G.A.M.E.: A Hypermedia Edition of James McNeil Whistler’s The Gentle Art of Making Enemies"

  • Jennifer Figg
  • BFA in Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design
  • MFA in Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Dissertation director: Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
  • Dissertation title: "Expanding Eco-Visualization: Sculpting Corn Production"

  • Ahmed Hamada
  • BA in Mass Communication, Kuwait University
  • MA in Journalism, Indiana University
  • Dissertation director: Timothy Bajkiewicz, Associate professor, School of Mass Communications
    Dissertation title: "The Integration History of Kuwaiti Television from 1957-1990: An Audience-Generated Oral Narrative on the Arrival and Integration of the Device in the City"

    2014


  • Salvador Barajas
    BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
    MALS with a concentration in humanities, Hollins University
    Dissertation director: Elizabeth Hodges, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Doing Memory Work in the Third Space Between Self and Community: An Auto-Ethnography"

    Vera Brown
    BA in English, Pittsburg State University
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Joshua Eckhardt, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "From Tempera to Ink to Code: The Other Media of Orthodox Iconography"

    Sandra Burke
    BA in Graphic Design, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    MFA in Studio Art, University of New Mexico
    Dissertation director: Gretchen Soderlund, Department of English and Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; and Archana Pathak, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
    Dissertation title: "Thinking Bodies and Sensational Minds: Affect and Embodiment in Art, Science, and Philosophy"

    Elizabeth Canfield
    BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MFA in Creative Writing, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Catherine Ingrassia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Queer Alchemies: Radical Futurity in the Shell of the Now"

    Lee Carleton
    BS in Biblical Studies, Lancaster Bible School
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Nicholas Sharp, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Rhetorical Ripples: The Church of the SubGenius, Kenneth Burke, & Comic Symbolic Tinkering"

    Randy Davis
    BS in Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
    BA in International Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MS in Mass Communications with a concentration in multimedia journalism, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Oliver Speck, School of World Studies
    Dissertation title: Bakhtin’s Carnivalesque: A Gauge of Dialogism in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

    Jesse Hernandez
    AA in Education, Elgin College
    BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MT, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Nicholas Frankel, Department of English
    Dissertation title: “The Senses in Synthesis: An Intersensory Approach to Nineteenth-century Symbolism”

    Kathryn Lynch
    BFA in Fine Arts, University of Illinois
    MFA in Art, Ohio State University
    Dissertation director: Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
    Dissertation title: "Technologies and Artworks: An Exploration through Ihde and Latour"

    David Makhanlall
    BA in English, University of Guyana
    MA in English/Creative Writing, Queens College
    Dissertation director: Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
    Dissertation title: “English Composition 100: Best Practices for Online Instruction”

    Scott Mills
    BFA in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and film, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Nicholas Sharp, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Old World, New Media"

    John Priestley
    BA in English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    MA in English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Textuality of Generative Music"

    Stella Reinhard
    BA in Mathematics, Greenville College
    MA in Children’s Literature, Hollins University
    Dissertation director: Noreen Barnes, Department of Theatre
    Dissertation title: "The e-Volving Picture Book: Examining the Impact of New e-Media/Technologies On Its Form, Content and Function (And on the Child Reader)"

  • Sean Stewart
  • BA in Advertising, Marshall University
  • MAJ with a public relations emphasis, Marshall University
  • Dissertation director: Yan Jin, School of Mass Communications
  • Dissertation title: "Visualization, Viewer and Emotion: An empirical study of cognitive and affective responses to infographics used for crisis communication"

    Leah Thomas
    BA in English, University of Kentucky
    MA in English, University of Kentucky
    MS in Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky
    Dissertation director: Catherine Ingrassia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Literary Landscapes: Mapping Emergent American Identity in Transatlantic Narratives of Women’s Travel of the Long Eighteenth Century"

    Kristine Trever Weatherson
    BA in Film Studies, Wayne State University
    MA in Communications/Media Arts, Wayne State University
    Dissertation director: Elizabeth Hodges, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Nonfiction, Documentary, and Family Narrative:  An Intersection of Representational Discourses and Creative Practice"

    Neal Wyatt
    BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MS in Library Science, Catholic University
    Dissertation director: Richard Fine, Department of English
    Dissertation title: “Readers’ Advisory Poetics”

    2013


  • Adam Dean
    BA in Media Studies, Pennsylvania State University
    MFA in Radio, Television and Film, University of North Texas
    Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Phenomenology in Human-Computer Interaction: New Approaches to Activity Theory"

  • Vaughn Whitney Garland
    BA in English Literature, Emory & Henry College
    BA in Art, Emory & Henry College
    MFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Richard Fine, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Participation in the Digital Public:New Media Art as Online Community"

    Norberto Gomez
    BFA in Art, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
    MFA in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting, University of Houston
    Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "The Art of Perl: How a Scripting Language (Inter)Activated the Web"

    Belinda Haikes
    BFA in Studio Art/Printmaking, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    MFA in Studio Art/Printmaking, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
    Dissertation director: Gretchen Soderlund, Department of English and Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; and Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
    Dissertation title: "A Mediated Intimacy: Art, Technology and Exchange in the Digital Age"

    Leejin Kim
    BFA in Sculpture, Seoul National University, Korea
    MFA in Sculpture and New Media, University of Pennsylvania
    Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Anatomy-based Realistic Facial Animation and its application to Art"

    Deidra Lee
    BA in English, Virginia State University
    MA in English, Old Dominion University
    Dissertation director: Marcus Messner, Assistant professor, School of Mass Communications
    Dissertation title: "Broken News: Market Segmentation and Selective Exposure in Online News"

    Shana Meganck
    BA in Mass Communications, Mary Baldwin College
    MA in Journalism, University of Georgia
    Dissertation director: Marcus Messner, School of Mass Communications
    Dissertation title: "Setting our Nutritional Agenda: The Impact of Blog Sourcing on Society"

    2012

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    Nathan Altice
    BA Sociology, University of Virginia
    MLA Liberal Arts, University of Richmond
    Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: “I am Error: A Nintendo Famicom/NES Platform Study”

    Robin Ashworth
    BA in English, James Madison University
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Gary Sarkozi, School of Education
    Dissertation title: "Theories of Orality in Relation to West African Griot Culture and the Influence of 21st Century Media: A Case Study of Alhaji Papa Susso"

    Lee Bloxom
    BA in English, Wellesley College
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Noreen Barnes, Department of Theatre
    Dissertation title: "Eastern Shore Stories: Technology, Place and Local Culture"

    Jennifer Smith Roudabush
    BA in English, University of Virginia
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation Director: Katherine Nash, Les Harrison
    Dissertation Title: "Theorizing Digital Narrative: Beginnings, Endings, Authorship"

    Melinda White
    BS in English, Utah State University
    MS in English, Utah State University
    Dissertation director: Susan Cokal, Department of English
    Dissertation title:"Between Floors: The Ups and Downs of Mediated Narrative"

  • 2011


  • Meghan Rosatelli
    BA in English, University of Colorado (Boulder)
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Richard Fine, Department of English
    Dissertation title: " A Framework for Digital Emotions"

  • 2010


  • Norah Lind
    BA, MEd University of Virginia
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Bryant Mangum, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Lillian Wescott Hale and Nancy Hale: From Victorian to Modern Art and Text"

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