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Ragan Leann Glover-Rijkse

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media


Ragan Glover-Rijkse’s research interests lie at the intersections of networked infrastructures, mobilities, and mobile media. She is particularly interested in how geographical proximity to networked infrastructures impacts experiences of networked time and space as well as how mobile technologies mediate experiences and mobilities of/in/through space and place. She has attended to these intersections in a variety of ways, considering such objects of study  as rural communities, mobile games, Bluetooth beacons, RFID chips, and content delivery networks.

Ragan's dissertation will focus on edge computing -- a paradigm shift in computation, which moves computational processing and storage away from cloud infrastructures and onto/close to users' devices. In particular, this dissertation explores how edge computing will shape experiences of networked time and space as well as the ways in which we collect, process, and store information.

​Ragan currently teaches Science, Technology, and Human Values. She has previously taught several courses in the Communication Department at NCSU: Mobile Communication, Media Theory & History, and Electronic Media Writing: Theory/Practice. 


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  • Glover-Rijkse, R. (2019). “Beyond the boundaries of privacy and consent: BLE beacons and location tracking.” International Communication Association. Washington, DC. 
  • Glover-Rijkse, R. (2019). “Content Delivery Networks: Understanding Infrastructures as Experience.” Graduate Research Symposium at NC State University. Raleigh, North Carolina. 
  • Glover-Rijkse, R. (2019). “An Accessible Pedagogy: Disability and the Performance of Multimodality.” Authenticating Pedagogies and Performing 21st C. Literacies: disrupting digital praxis, social media data analytics, and multimodal composition. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Glover-Rijkse, R. [chair]., Ranade, N., and Hannah, M. (2019). “Accountability through Accessibility in the Technical Communication Classroom Workshop.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
  • Glover-Rijkse, R. (2018). “Mobile Internet Access in a Rural Region: An Examination of the Mobility Implications for Disabled Populations.” Mobile Technology and Access: For Material Approaches that Re-Contextualize the Digital Divide. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). Montreal, Canada. 
  • Glover-Rijkse, R. (2018). Rural spaces, interfaces, and disability. Place/Interface: Situating Space as Ways of Knowing, Accessing, and Remembering. Computers and Writing Conference. George Mason University.
  • Glover-Rijkse, R., Grandinetti, J., and Lohmeyer, E. (2018). “Mobile Gaming Expo.” CRDM Symposium. Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Glover-Rijkse, R. (2014). “Competitive Eating as Rhythmic Emergence: Implications for Multimodal Composition.” Performance and American Cultural Studies. New Orleans, Louisiana, 2014.
  • Glover-Rijkse, R. (2014). “Assessing Portfolios as Hypertext.” North Carolina Symposium on Teaching Writing. Raleigh, North Carolina.


  • M.A. in English: Composition and Rhetoric from University of South Carolina , 2015
  • B.A. in English from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013