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Melanie E.S. Kohnen is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture.

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Ph.D., American Civilization, Brown University

M.A., English Languages and Literatures, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Duesseldorf, Germany


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Her research focuses on the interplay of traditional and new media with particular emphasis on how media function as platforms for negotiating cultural identities.


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Recent courses include Transmedia TelevisionDigital Media and Participatory Culture, and Technology / Media / Everyday Life. All classes combine media theory with media practice: in addition to traditional written essays, students produce photography, videos, podcasts, websites and music remixes.