Virginia Commonwealth University
MATX

Media Art & Text Ph.D program

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  • 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: "Hyperceiving: The First New Media Chronicle of Hyperreality and the Awareness of Self as Virtual Puppet"
  • 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"
  • Gareth Blackwell
  • BA in Journalism, University of Mississippi
  • MA in Journalism, University of Mississippi
  • Dissertation director: Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
  • Dissertation title: "Good as We Know It: Goodness in Graphic Design Discourse"

  • 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: "Representations of Criminality in Victorian Visual Culture"

  • 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: "The Church of the SubGenius, Hour of Slack radio & Burke’s Comic Frame"
  • 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: "James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s The Gentle Art of Making Enemies"

  • Thomas Cunningham
  • BFA in Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MFA in Theatre, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "Examining Phoneme Bias and Mediation through Constructed Language"

  • 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: "Broadening the Field of Eco-visualization and Seeing Denatured Corn"
  • Charity Fowler
  • BA in Theater and Creative Writing, Florida State University
  • MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • JD, University of California at San Diego
  • Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "Representations of Alternate Sexualities in Fan Texts, Videos, and Art"

  • Linda Gupta
  • BA in Education, University of North Carolina
  • MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dissertation director: Yan Jin, Associate professor, School of Mass Communications
  • Dissertation title: "Writing, Performing, and Reflecting: The Application of Narrative Hypertext and Virtual World Experiences to Social Work Education"

  • Byeongwon Ha
  • BFA in Film, Television and Multimedia, SungKyunKwan University
  • MFA in Media Art, Yonsei University
  • MFA in Digital+Media, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Dissertation director: Colin Lang, Department of Art History
  • Reaserch focus: Nam June Paik and Interactive Art

  • 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: "Kuwaiti Television (1950 - 2010): A Multi-Methodological History"

  • Rebecca Johnson
  • BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dissertation director: Richard Fine, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "Reader Reception, Social Media, and Gender: How Reviewing Has Changed With the Emergence of Book Blogs"
  • MATX photo 10David Lawrence
    BS in Biology, Louisiana State University
    MS in Geography, George Mason University
    MS in Journalism, Columbia University
    Dissertation director: Tim Bajkiewicz, School of Mass Communications
  • Dissertation title: "Last Call for Corals: Life, Death, and Conservation of an Ocean Ecosystem"
  • Francesca Lyn
    BFA in Painting, University of Florida
    MA in Digital Arts & Sciences, University of Florida
    Dissertation director: Kimberly Brown, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • Dissertation title: "Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Autobiographical Comics"
  • Rebekah McKendry
  • BA in Film Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MA in Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MFA in Film Studies, City University of New York
  • Dissertation director: Noreen Barnes, Department of Theatre
  • Dissertation title: "Cult Media for Mass Audiences: Theory, Practice, and Effects of Marketing to Foster Devotion"
  • Maria Panbehchi
  • BA in Spanish Literature, University of Chihuahua
  • MA in Latin American Literature, New Mexico State University
  • Dissertation director: Nicholas Sharp, Department of English
  • 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 Past and Current Impacts of New e-Media/Technology on the Design, Content, and Function of the "Published" Children's Narrative"
  • Paul Robertson
    BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MA in Appalachian Studies, Appalachian State University
    MA in English, Appalachian State University
  • Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "The Mountains at the End of the World: Subcultural Appropriations of Appalachia and the Hillbilly Image, 1990-2010"

  • Dianne Roman
  • BA in Fine Arts, Kent State University
  • MFA in Studio for Interrelated Media, Massachusetts College of Art
  • Dissertation director: Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
  • Dissertation title: "Women at the Crossroads, Women at the Forefront: American Women in Letterpress Printing, 1638-2013"
  • 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 online crisis communication"
    Adam Stockton
  • BA in Art History, Hampden-Sydney College
  • MS in Mass Communications with a concentration in advertising, Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Tara Strickstein
  • BFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Practice, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • MFA in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice, University of Chicago

    Dissertation director: Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
    Dissertation title: "The (Un)Predictable Subject"

  • Neal Swisher
  • BA in Cognitive Science & Philosophy Research, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Master of Liberal Arts, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "Tracking the Body with Digital Tools: Implications for Health, Culture and Identity"

  • Kristine Trever
  • 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"

  • Tamara Watkins
    BA in English, Saginaw Valley State University
    MA in Communication & Multimedia, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Dissertation director: Richard Fine, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "(Re)Mediating the Spirit: An Analysis of Evangelical Christian Young Adult Media"

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Second year

  • Michael Means
    BA in Political Science, Radford University
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Candace Parrish
    BS in Public Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MS in Strategic Public Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Ivy Roberts
    BA in Film/Video Production and Cultural History, Marlboro College
    MA in Media Studies and Cultural Studies,  Antioch University

    Mary Selph
    BA in Liberal Arts, Hofstra University
    MFA in Creative Writing, Texas State University-San Marcos

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First year

  • Justin Greene
    BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Jessica Gordon
    BA in English and Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University

    Osita Iroegbu
    BA in English/Journalism, University of Delaware
    MA in Journalism and Public Affairs, American University

    Deb Saidel
    BA in Religious Studies and Music, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MM in Flute Performance, Georgia State University

    Clare van Loenen
    BA in History of Art, University of Bristol, UK
    PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate of Education, University of Cambridge, Homerton College, UK
    MA in Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK

     

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