Re-#Introduction for the wave of new folks?
I'm a masters student and TA in communication and rhetorical studies, currently finishing up a thesis using methods from discourse analysis to examine how identities--in particular, gendered identities--are constructed, applied, and disputed on 4chan's /r9k/ board. Coming soon, to a Proquest near you.
In general, my interests revolve around: new materialism, post- humanism, internet studies, and discourse analysis.
I don't bite. Well, sometimes.
As for not-necessarily-scholarly interests...
I'm a coffee nerd and put far too much effort and money into brewing coffee. I'm also a big craft beer fan, but haven't made the jump to homebrewing yet.
I'm also a long-time tabletop roleplaying player, almost always GMing a game or designing adventures. I'm currently on GM hiatus due to my workload, but began playing in a campaign recently! We plan to produce an actual play podcast in the Spring.
@Dialectrical well you've certainly piqued my interest!! i have yet to actually come across the term "internet studies" but i love it already
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