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- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


African American Studies, Film and Media Studies, Literature

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Literary Analysis (Reading and Writing)

Writing and analyzing literature starts with how we read! Students can begin by selecting an author, a favorite text, or even a desired theme, genre or historical period. Wherever you begin with your desired material, its important to identify goals, primary questions, and intentions for reading. We'll discuss strategies for reading that will inform the students particular goals for writing and analysis.

Digital Culture and Media Studies

How does digital culture inform our lives? How does it affect that ways we process information, establish relationships, connect to others, and explore the most intimate parts of ourselves in public forum? How does safety, security, and surveillance change our interactions online? These are just a few questions that can help us get started. In this project, students can isolate a single user experience and extend it into a meaningful project analyzing the social, political, and cultural ramifications of said experience.

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