Virginia Commonwealth University
MATX

Media Art & Text Ph.D program

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Current students

Advanced students

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  • 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"

  • 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"

  • 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"

  • Jessica Gordon
  • BA in English and Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "Always Already Multimodal: An Alternative History of Teaching Multimodal Writing"

  • Justin Greene
  • BA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dissertation director: Richard Fine, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "Performing Authorship in the Late-Twentieth-Century and Early-Twenty-First-Century (1960 to 2010)"

  • 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
  • Research focus: Nam June Paik and Interactive Art

  • Osita Iroegbu
  • BA in English/Journalism, University of Delaware
  • MA in Journalism and Public Affairs, American University
  • Dissertation director: Hong Cheng, Robertson School of Media and Culture
  • Dissertation title: The Impact of Racial Microaggressions on Stress: Low-income African-American Women’s Responses to Cultural Stereotypes in the Media

  • 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"
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  • David 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"
  • Michael Means
  • BA in Political Science, Radford University
  • MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dissertation director: Cristina Stanciu, Department of English
  • Dissertation title: "Adaptive Acts: Emergent Voices in Ethnic American Culture and Politics.”
  • 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
  • Candace Parrish
    BS in Public Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University
    MS in Strategic Public Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dissertation director: Rowena Briones, Robertson School
  • Dissertation title: "Exploring Visual Prevention: Analysis of Infographics as Effective Cervical Cancer Prevention for African American Women"

    Ivy Roberts
    BA in Film/Video Production and Cultural History, Marlboro College
    MA in Media Studies and Cultural Studies,  Antioch University
  • Dissertation director: Eric Garberson, Department of Art History
  • Dissertation title: "“Edison’s Progress: A cultural history of science fiction and moving image technology.”
  • 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"
  • Deb Saidel
  • BA in Religious Studies and Music, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MM in Flute Performance, Georgia State University
  • Dissertation director: Sandy Goldie, Department of Music
  • Dissertation title: "Women in Music: Letting a Long Story be Long"

    Mary Selph
    BA in Liberal Arts, Hofstra University
    MFA in Creative Writing, Texas State University-San Marcos
    Dissertation director: Katherine Nash, Department of English
    Dissertation title: "Literary Materiality in Contemporary Little Magazines

  • 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"

  • 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

  • Paula Talero Álvarez
    BA in Journalism, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
    MA in Cinematography, University of Córdoba, Spain
    MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Dissertation director: Archana Pathak, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

    Dawn Johnson

    BA in English, The University of Virginia
    JD, University of Richmond, School of Law
    Dissertation director: Archana Pathak, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

    Francis Longaker

    BA in History and Music, Lynchburg College
    MALS in Humanities, Hollins University
    Diploma in Business Administration/Management, National College
    Research area: Video Games

      Andrew Spencer
      BA in English, The University of Texas
      BFA in Theater Studies, The University of Texas
      MA in English, Baylor University
      Research area: Early Twentieth-century American Literature

      Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet
      BA in Art & Design, BA in History from North Carolina State University
      MFA in Studio Art from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      MA in English, Baylor University
      Research area: Performance Art

        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
        Research area: Social Practice and Project Spaces

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      First year

      • Abdullah Alahmari
        BA in Education, King Kahlid University, Saudi Arabia
        MA in Communication Arts, University of the Incarnate Word

        Ahmed Alqarni

        BA in Arabic Language and Literature, King Kahlid University, Saudi Arabia
        MA in Communication, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

        Chaz Barracks
        BA in Criminal Justice, University of Richmond
        MA in Non Profit Studies, University of Richmond

        Greg Hellman
        BA in Classics, University of Mary Washington
        BA in French, Virginia Commonwealth University
        MA in English, Virginia Commonwealth University

        Frankie Mastrangelo
        BA in English, Rollins College
        MA in Media, Cinema, Digital Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

        Heidi Reszies

        BA in Drama and Studio Art, University of Mary Washington
        MA in Poetry, Vermont College of Fine Art

        Elizabeth Stoddert

        BA in Humanities, Pepperdine University
        MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities, University of West Florida

        Jeannette Vigliotti

        BA in English, Flagler College
        MA in English, University of North Florida

           

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