Matt Thomas

I’m a teacher and writer working at the intersection of English, rhetoric and composition, communication studies, media studies, science and technology studies, and U.S. history. Or, as I like to think of it, where American studies meets media ecology. Put another way, I’m interested in what happens when print culture is supplanted by screen culture. Before this, I used to do other stuff, including work in film production, web design, and private security. I have a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. Both in American studies. My dissertation project was a critical history of the early life hacking movement.

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