Faculty and Staff - Digital Humanities


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    Dr Adriana de Souza e Silva

    Winston Hall 104


    Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Director of the Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program, and affiliated faculty at the Digital Games Research Center at NCSU. Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and Internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor and co-author of several books, including Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011 with Eric Gordon), Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Control, privacy, and urban sociability (Routledge, 2012 with Jordan Frith), and Mobility and locative media: Mobile communication in hybrid spaces (Routledge, 2014 with Mimi Sheller). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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    David M Rieder

    Associate Director
    Tompkins Hall 232A


    David M Rieder is Associate Professor of English, Assoc. Dir. of the Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media PhD program (CRDM), and Co-Director of Circuit Research Studio at NC State University. His research is at the intersections of digital media theory, digital rhetoric/writing, physical computing, and digital humanities. Recent publications and some of his digital works can be found in Kairos, Computers and Composition Online, Hyperrhiz, Present Tense, Itineration, and Enculturation. Three recent digital works were in exhibitions at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), in 2012 and 2014; others have been on display at national and regional conferences. His forthcoming book with Parlor Press is titled Suasive Iterations: Rhetoric, Writing, and Physical Computing.

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    Dr Victoria J Gallagher

    Winston Hall 105


    Dr. Gallagher's primary area of publication and scholarship is rhetorical criticism, particularly of civil rights-related discourse, commemorative sites (museums and memorials), visual rhetoric, material culture, and public art. She is the principle investigator of the Virtual Martin Luther King project and co-editor of Communicative Cities in the 21st Century (Peter Lang, 2013). Her published essays appear in major journals and book collections and her work has been funded by organizations as varied as the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Engineering Information Foundation. Dr. Gallagher teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in visual and material rhetoric, rhetorical theory and criticism, communication ethics, and organizational communication.

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    Dr Helen J Burgess

    Associate Professor
    Tompkins Hall 276


    Dr Burgess has primary research interests in electronic literature, multimodal composition, physical computing and science fiction studies. Long a practitioner of scholarly multimedia publishing, she is coauthor of Red Planet (Markley, Higgs, Kendrick, Burgess 2000) and Biofutures (Mitchell, Burgess, Thurtle 2008), both in DVD-Rom format, and Highways of the Mind (Burgess, Hamming 2014, Penn Press), a multi-touch book for iPad. She is a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Literature Organization and editor of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures. She holds a PhD in English from West Virginia University.

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    Paul Fyfe

    Associate Professor
    Tompkins Hall 269


    Paul Fyfe is associate professor in the Department of English and coordinator of NC State's Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities. His research and teaching areas include British Victorian literature, the history of print and communications media, and a broad spectrum of digital humanities practices including cultural heritage visualization, content mining, digital pedagogy, and scholarly communications. He has published on Victorian studies topics including the books By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis (Oxford UP, 2015) as well as Victoria’s Lost Pavilion: From Nineteenth-Century Aesthetics to Digital Humanities (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016), co-authored with an interdisciplinary team working on a virtual model of that building. He is currently pursuing analytics work on digitized nineteenth-century newspapers as well as studies of material texts from the Victorian era, supported by an Andrew S. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School.

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    Timothy Linwood Stinson

    Associate Professor
    Tompkins Hall 202A


    Timothy Stinson is associate professor of English at NC State. He has published articles on the Alliterative Revival, printing history, codicology, manuscript illumination, and the application of genetic analysis to the study of medieval parchment. He is editor of the Siege of Jerusalem Electronic Archive, is co-founder and co-director of the Medieval Electronic Scholarship Alliance (MESA), and co-director of the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive. His research has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Council on Library and Information Resources.

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    Dr Chris Ingraham

    Assistant Professor
    Winston Hall 220


    Dr. Ingraham’s research focuses on the various ways that our contemporary moment is changing the traditional roles of discourse in democracy. Of particular interest to him is the importance of affect and art relative to citizen involvement in cultural public spheres and civil societies that are increasingly mediated by algorithms. He teaches courses in rhetorical theory and history as well as seminars on critical and interpretive inquiry in the study of culture and media. Among his publications are articles about vernacular rhetoric, archives, public libraries, transdisciplinarity, and algorithms. Dr. Ingraham joined the faculty at NC State in 2015 after finishing his Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He doesn’t like referring to himself in the third person.

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    Andrew R. Johnston

    Assistant Professor
    Tompkins Hall 230


    I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and teach in the Film Studies Program as well as the PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media. My research and teaching areas include film history and theory, animation, avant-garde film, color aesthetics, media archaeology, and areas of the digital humanities such as the history of computational technologies and digital archives. My forthcoming book, Pulses of Abstraction: Episodes from a History of Animation (University of Minnesota Press), is a theoretical and historical investigation of abstract animation in cinema and computational media from the 1950s through the 1970s. Highlighting a rich array of graphic techniques, such as etching directly onto the filmstrip, generating rapid, discontinuous montage sequences, or using digital vector displays and programming technologies, I argue that this aesthetic explores the parameters and contours of an expanded media landscape while offering the material out of which a more inclusive, flexible, and dynamic account of cinema can be built. I am also currently writing a series of articles about the historical development of Computer-Generated Imagery from the 1960s through the 1980s and methods of archiving and transcoding these works on contemporary platforms.

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    Dr Nicholas Thiel Taylor

    Assistant Professor
    Winston Hall 225


    I am honored to join the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University as Assistant Professor of Digital Media. Prior to joining NC State, I worked as as a post-doctoral fellow on the Virtual Environments Real User Study (VERUS). VERUS, led by SRI International, was a multi-site, interdisciplinary research program sponsored by the US government. It involved an innovative and collaborative mixture of qualitative and quantitative approaches, applied to the study of connections between avatars in virtual environments such as World of Warcraft and Second Life, and their real world users.