Matt Thomas

I’m a teacher and writer working at the fuzzy 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 to human beings 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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