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Current Students

Zachary Acosta-Lewis 
B.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
Dissertation title: Unsound Processes and Sonic Nonidentity"

Ahmed Alqarni
B.A. in Arabic language and literature, King Kahlid University, Saudi Arabia
M.A. in communication, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Dissertation director: Marcus Messner, Robertson School of Media and Culture
Dissertation title: "Uses and Gratifications Sought Social Media in Saudi Arabia: A comparison of Twitter and Snapchat"

Yahya Alzahrany 
B.A. in journalism, King Saud University 
M.A. in mass communication, Murray State University

Saleh Bin Khulayf 
B.A. in mass communication, King Saud University 
M.A. in communication arts, New York Institute of Technology

Nicholas Brown 
B.A. in English and psychology, Randolph Macon College 
M.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University

Elizabeth Collins
B.A. in humanities, Pepperdine University
M.A. in interdisciplinary humanities, University of West Florida
Dissertation director: Katherine Nash, Department of English

Robert Crocker 
B.S. in mass communication, Virginia Commonwealth University 
B.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.A. in digital media/communications, Rutgers University

Yuxiang Dong
B.F.A. in photography, Beijing Film Academy
M.F.A. in imaging arts, Rochester Institute of Technology
Dissertation director: Jennifer Rhee, Department of English
Dissertation title: "Re-politicizing the Depoliticized: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in Chinese Media Art"
Professional website: www.yuxiangdong.com

Allison Bennett Dyche
B.S. in journalism, Georgia Southern University
M.A. in documentary photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
M.F.A. in writing, Savannah College of Art and Design
Dissertation director: Mary Caton Lingold,Department of English
Dissertation title: "Teach Me How to Podcast: A Pedagogical Examination of Audio Production Across Disciplines"
Professional website: https://allisonbennettdyche.com

Katelyn Forbish 
B.A. in English and multi-media journalism, Virginia Tech University 
M.A. in English, Virginia Tech University

Clayton Harper 
B.F.A. in English, Principia College 
M.F.A. in arts, technology, and emerging communication, University of Texas at Dallas
Dissertation director: Jennifer Rhee, Department of English

Alex Jones
B.S. in business administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
M.A. in English Literature, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dissertation director: Oliver Speck, School of World Studies 
Dissertation title: "Photographic Authenticity and Nostalgia in the Modernist Art Novel"

Francis Longaker 
B.A. in history and music, Lynchburg College 
M.A.L.S. in humanities, Hollins University 
Diploma in business administration/management, National College
Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
Dissertation title: "Myth and the Sublime in Video Games"

Connor McCormick 
B.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.A. in English, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dissertation director: David Golumbia, Department of English
Dissertation title: "Electric Memory: The Politics of Chris Marker’s Cinematic Subjectivity"

Megan Ratliff 
B.A. in anthropology and art, Carnegie Mellon University 
M.S. in interdisciplinary creative processes, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Professional website: www.meganratliff.com

Jeannette Vigliotti
B.A. in English, Flagler College
M.A. in English, University of North Florida
Dissertation director: Karen Rader, Department of History
Dissertation title: "Who’s Consuming You?: Digital Labor and Metabolized Data in Facebook Identity"

KáLyn Coghill 
B.A. in linguistics and creative writing poetry, Old Dominion University
M.A. in organizational communications, Bowie State University
Professional website: www.kalyncoghill.com

Aurora Higgs 
B.S. in business marketing, Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.Ed. in educational leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University

Christopher Irving 
B.F.A. in art education,Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.A. in comparative literature, CUNY Brooklyn College

Madison Manning 
B.F.A. in jewelry design & metalsmithing, Texas Tech University 
M.F.A. in sculpture & performance, New Mexico State University
Professional website: www.madison-manning.com

Latyrce Noel 
B.S. in marketing, Virginia State University 
M.A. in media management and public relations, Virginia State University 

Entesar Albarakati
B.A. in media with a specialization in public relations, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
M.A. in in sciences and public relations, Quinnipiac University

Maha Alshareef  
B.A. in journalism, Umm Al-Qura University
M.A. in journalism, Arkansas State University

Mohammed Alsulami 
B.A. in tv, radio, and film, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University 
M.A. in broadcast and cinematic arts, Central Michigan University

Abrar Banasser 
B.A. in journalism,  King Abdulaziz Univesity
M.A. in public relations, Rowan University

Alexis Finc 
B.A. women and gender studies and English, Rutgers University 
M.F.A. in creative writing - poetry, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Nick Haseloff 
B.A. in mass communication, University of North Carolina at Asheville 
MLitt in digital journalism, University of Strathclyde

Rainie Johnson 
B.A. in east asian studies, Randolph-Macon College 
M.A. in east asian studies, University of Virginia

Andrew Massa
B.A. in theatre arts, film studies, LeMoyne College
M.A. in mass communications: media production, Norfolk State University

Joshua J. Smith 
B.A. in public relations, Virginia Commonwealth University 
M.A. in public relations, Virginia Commonwealth University

Hope Ward 
B.F.A. in theater, Randolph Macon University 
M.F.A. in theater, Columbia University

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