Dr. Sarah W. Lozier-Laiola received her PhD in English from the University of California, Riverside in August 2016. Her primary areas of expertise are new media poetics, visual art and culture, critical race and gender studies, digital humanities, and 20th-21st century American literature (particularly experimental and language-oriented poetries), though her research interests expand to include social media, internet vernacular cultures, and civic media. These interests and areas of expertise all come together to animate her first book project: Hypermaterial Language Art: Digitality, Materiality, and Contemporary Anti-Racist Poetics. Her most recent publication, “The Alt-Social Network of Natalie Bookchin’s Testament” appears in Television and New Media, while her “31 Truths of Teaching Cultural Semiotics in a General Education Class” is forthcoming in Buzzademia: Scholarship in the Internet Vernacular (eds. Anne Cong-Huyen, Kim Brillante Knight, and Mark C. Marino).
As a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow she co-teaches (alongside a faculty member from the College of Computing) Technical Communication for Computer Scientists, a year-long pilot course that combine specialized technical communication with the College of Computing’s Junior Design Project for Software Development. In addition to teaching the technical communication aspects of the course, she is also leading two teams of students in the development of a geo-locative application, Street Art of Atlanta.
EducationPhD, English, University of California (Riverside), 2016
MA, English, University of California (Riverside), 2011
BA, English, University of Miami (FL), 2009
Publications“The Alt-Social Network of Natalie Bookchin’s Testament,” published in Television and New Media, October 2016, available via OnlineFirst.