The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication congratulates its alumni whose scholarly work will be funded in 2023 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The list of grantees — 204 projects nationwide — was announced in a press release last week.
With an NEH Digital Humanities Advancement grant, Matthew Hockenberry (PhD '17) and Colette Perold (PhD '20) will direct a project to build a research network and curriculum for humanities work in logistics and supply chain studies. Hockenberry is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University and Perold is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Boulder.
Harris Kornstein (PhD '21) has received an NEH fellowship for a book project entitled Enchanting Technology: Obfuscation, Play, and Other Queer Strategies for Countering Surveillance Capitalism. The work builds on Harris' doctoral thesis, which won the University's Outstanding Thesis Award. Kornstein is currently an Assistant Professor of Public and Applied Humanities at the University of Arizona.
Elizabeth Patton (PhD '13) was awarded a fellowship for research and writing for a book about Black leisure and tourism in the Jim Crow era. Patton is an Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Maryland.
Harris Kornstein is a Fall 2021 graduate of the Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.
Over the past five years, graduates of the Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral program have published well received books on topics spanning the field of media studies.
Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral candidate Salwa Hoque has been awarded a Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council.