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My fields include media studies, cultural theory, and the digital, literary, and film cultures of the United States. My particular interest is in late Twentieth-Century aesthetic interventions into the politics of race, gender, and technology.
I have two books—What Lies Between: Void Aesthetics & Postwar Post-Politics (Rowman and Littlefield Intl., 2015)—as well as book chapters, and articles in journals including diacritics, Configurations, Cultural Critique, Camera Obscura, and Postmodern Culture, for which I co-edited a special issue on the topic of "Medium and Mediation." Learned praise for What Lies Between appears in American Literature; and for Dismantlings in American Literary History, in boundary 2 , and in The Year's Work in English Studies (who called it "one of the most important books of the year"). I recently described how digital culture is best discussed as a continuing episode in the long, interlinked stories of labor and war, race and gender, power and money. A few years ago, I was interviewed on the topic of critical cyberculture for our Digital Culture and Media Initiative, which I now direct. (Cornell University Press, 2019) and
Next up, two more books: Break to Build, a follow up to my first two books, is an aesthetic theory of survival, sabotage, and dignified work. Migraine-Work is a media theory of art, labor, and migraine headache.
I teach graduate seminars on media and culture, including "Media/Culture," "Technoculture and Literary Politics," "Reading Film," and "Race, Gender, Medium." My undergraduate teaching ranges more widely, from computer novels and community studies to science fiction, critical methods, and experimental film poetry.