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Jessica Renee Handloff

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

Jessica is a doctoral student in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at NC State University. Her research interests include materialist media studies, critical/cultural studies, and the work of media theorist Friedrich Kittler. Her current work explores the intersections of automation of warfare, military media technologies, and governance. Additionally, Jessica is the CRDM Graduate Assistant to the NC State Libraries, working to explore and facilitate critical invention and production as new modes of scholarly practice.

Publications

  • Elam-Handloff, J. (2016). “Making Across the Curriculum: DIY Culture, Makerspaces, and New Modes of Composition.” Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Blog Carnival 2016.
  • Handloff, J. (2015). “Book Review: Memes in Digital Culture.” The Communication Review, 18(4), 315-318.
  • Handloff, J., Luurs, G., and Evans, S. (2015). “The Ambient Sole.” Hyperrhiz, (13)
  • Avenarius, C., and Handloff, J. (2014). “Engaging Local Community Members to Improve Residential Storm Water Management in Nags Head, North Carolina.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 18(3), 155-158.

Presentations

  • ​Handloff, J. (2015). Dead Hands, Dead Eyes: Exercise Able Archer 83 and War Games of Truth. Paper presentation at the 2015 National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Handloff, J. (2015). Productive Capacities of Media Technologies in Mobile, Networked Resistance: The Case of Inland U.S. Border Patrol Checkpoint Refusals. Paper presentation at the 2015 Carolinas Communication Association Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Handloff, J., Luurs, G., and Evans, S. (2015). “The Ambient Sole”: Embodiment, Attunement, and Reciprocity in the Act of Moving Through Space. Paper presented at the 2015 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Avenarius, C., and Handloff, J. (2013). Engaging Local Community Members to Improve Residential Storm Water Management in Nags Head, North Carolina. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Lubbock, TX

Education

  • M.A. in Anthropology from East Carolina University, 2013
  • B.S. in Biology, Emphasis in Biotechnology from Webster University, 2007