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Harris D Kornstein

PHD Candidate

Harris Kornstein focuses on topics related to digital culture, new media theory, media-based art and activism, queer politics, and authenticity online. He is also a new media and performance artist, and has exhibited work in galleries and festivals in New York, LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Bergen, Norway, as well as performed in venues ranging from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to OccupySF. Harris's writing has appeared in the Guardian, Salon, Huffington Post, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and his artistic and activist work has been covered by publications including the New Yorker, New York Times, and Fast Company, among others. Prior to beginning his doctoral work at MCC, Harris was an organizer of the #MyNameIs campaign which successfully challenged Facebook's "real names" policy, and he worked professionally as a communications and community engagement manager for several nonprofit organizations. Harris holds an MFA in Digital Arts & New Media from UC Santa Cruz, and a BA from Swarthmore College.