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Katheryn Wright holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University, specializing in Media Studies. Her research focuses on the emergence of a global screen culture by examining the everyday uses of screen technologies at media events. She also studies the body and technology using critical frameworks including biopower, affect theory and the virtual. Her newest manuscript explores the integration of mobile screen technologies like the smartphone and tablet PC into the affective experience of a global sporting attraction, rock concert and even her own living room. She also has published articles and book chapters on new media, television, video games and popular music.
Dr. Wright teaches COR courses on the self, bodies, heroic narratives and globalization. She also collaborates with faculty from the Psychology and E-Game programs with the Senior Capstone. Her courses take more of a philosophical approach to interdisciplinary learning, where students examine theoretical concepts and critical perspectives in order to grapple with difficult questions about who we are and the world we live in. Students work on creative projects like photo essays, journey maps and interactive timelines where students learn how to make arguments using a wide variety of media tools. And, there's always a healthy dose of pop culture thrown into the mix!
I have a complicated relationship with my iPhone. It makes me feel safe when I'm in a strange place, but distances me from my surroundings. My iPhone helps me find restaurants, organize to-do lists, and make movies. I constantly worry about where it is and if the ringer is turned off. It records my life, but keeps a record of my life. For better or worse, my iPhone changes the way I encounter the world.
Television and new media, ceramics, critical theory and cultural studies, women's rights, and food systems.