Continue to gain experience and education in software engineering while levying a decade’s experience with academic research, writing, and editing to help businesses document and integrate the optimal computing tools for their needs.
Postdoctoral Associate in Media Theory, Program in Literature, Duke University — September 2020 to August 2023
- Assisted department chair Dr. Mark Hansen with research and writing projects.
- Published two peer-reviewed journal articles and one book chapter.
- Designed and taught two seminars: one graduate and one undergraduate.
Researcher — Jury-X, Chapel Hill, NC — Nov. 2019 to Mar. 2020
- Investigated and assessed suitability of potential jurors for client attorneys in real time using online databases and social media.
- Promoted to monitoring court transcripts and writing in-depth juror profiles.
- Developed efficient and legible abbreviation style for court records.
Front-end Web Developer — Duke University — Fall 2019 to March 2020
Editor — Division of Occupational Science, UNC–Chapel Hill — September 2019
- Collated and edited self-study document for Graduate School review.
- Formatted tables, figures, appendices, and CVs for both print and HTML electronic access.
- Ensured document’s legibility and ease of navigation for administrators and campus visitors.
Instructor — Global Cultural Studies, Duke University — Spring 2015 & 2016
- Designed and taught two writing-intensive undergraduate seminars, which received excellent feedback including an award for quality of instruction and intellectual stimulation.
- Lectured and guided discussions about digital technologies, science fiction, media studies, and literary and film criticism.
- Provided constructive feedback on writing assignments in a timely fashion and encouraged improvement by offering new grades for rewrites.
Teaching and Research Assistant — Program in Literature, Duke University — Fall 2012–Fall 2016
- Provided written feedback on students’ writing assignments.
- Met with students to discuss course materials.
- Managed course websites.
Legal Secretary — Gray & Prouty, Sacramento, CA — September 2011–May 2012
- Reviewed and submitted legal documents and subpoenaed records.
- Coordinated scheduling for supervising attorney, depositions, court dates, and plaintiff doctor appointments.
- Maintained timely correspondence with clients, plaintiff attorneys, and judges.
- Borg backup : Implemented conversion of shell-style alternatives to regular expressions including tests and documentation (PR #7619).
- tabout.nvim : Updated function calls for neovim plugin (PR #48).
- QMK Firmware : Contribute keymaps for open-source keyboard firmware via GitHub pull requests.
Personal Development Projects
- Built a full-stack responsive website for cataloging, searching, and selling flowers (Flask, SQLAlchemy, elasticsearch, TailwindCSS, HTMX, nginx, gunicorn).
- Simple version control system built following test-driven development (Python, Click, pytest, mypy).
Geographical Distribution of Endangered Languages
- Analysis and visualization of the geographical distribution of endangered and extinct languages using a dataset on kaggle.com (Python, Pandas, Numpy, Matplotlib, Jupyter).
- Ph.D., Graduate Program in Literature, 2018.
- Dissertation argues for an original interpretation of the co-evolution of humans and tools. Synthesizes philosophies of science and technology with analyses of pop cultural media including Dungeons & Dragons, electric guitar effects pedals, astrophotography, and videogame graphics.
University of California, Davis
- BA, English, with highest honors, 2011
- Elliott Gilbert Memorial Prize for Best Honors Thesis, June 2011
- BA, History, with honors, 2011
Other relevant training
- Sacramento City College — 2023
- Algorithm Design and Implementation (CISP 301)
- UC Davis, Continuing and Professional Education — 2022
- Data Preparation, Modeling and Visualization with Python
- Python for Data Analysis
Professional Service and Collaborations
- Review Board Member — Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities — December 2017 to May 2023
- Wrote reports on article submissions assessing suitability for publication.
- Member — S-1 Speculative Sensation Lab, Duke University — Fall 2012 to Fall 2019
- Collaborate on artistic projects and critical writing with faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars.
- Networked Synaesthesia — Conceived arduino-based, multi-sensory, multiplayer hack of Super Mario. Managed an eight-member team in project’s development and performance.
- Panel Organizer and Chair at Annual Conferences of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts — 2015, ‘17, ‘19.
- Delivered a dozen conference presentations as well as numerous guest lectures. For a full list, please see my CV.
- “Teaching and Learning in the Humanities” Intern at the National Humanities Center, Durham NC — June–July 2017
- Collaborated with graduate students and local public high school teachers to produce modular lesson plans.
Awards and Grants
- National Science Foundation Conference Travel Grant — $594 — November 7–10, 2019
- Presenter and panel organizer, 33rd Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Irvine, CA.
- Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship, Duke University — Academic Year 2017–2018
- Competitive award for dissertation completion.
- $22,912 stipend plus health insurance, tuition, and fees.
- Conference Travel Award, Graduate School, Duke U. — $700 — November 10, 2017
- Presenter and panel organizer, 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Tempe, AZ.
- Teaching Award, Trinity College, Duke University — Spring 2016
- Rated top 5% in “Quality of Course and/or Intellectual Stimulation” for an undergraduate seminar.
- Black Family Fellowship Fund for Summer Research, Duke U — $5500 — 2016
- Prof Robert S. Rogers Fellowship Fund for Summer Research, Duke U — $5500 — 2015
- Conference Travel Award, Graduate School, Duke University — $700 — November 15, 2015
- Presenter and panel organizer, 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Houston, TX.
- Summer Research Grant, Graduate School, Duke University — $5500 — 2014
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Building, Coding, Typing: Defining Technological Individuation through Custom Mechanical Keyboard Culture,” Computational Culture 8 (2021): Link .
“Contact Traces: On the Creative Technology of Videogame Gore,” Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture 42.3 (Fall 2020): 356–384.
“Interstitial Life and the Banality of Novelty in Whitehead’s Process and Reality,” Process Studies 47.1-2 (2018): 26-46.
“Of Fear and Exaltation: The Sublime Autonomy of Finance,” Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 21.2 (2016): 83-98.
“Analogizing Data: The Real Subsumption of Manifest Destiny by Capital,” Hyperrhiz 13 (November 2015): http://hyperrhiz.io/hyperrhiz13/sensors-data-bodies/manifest-data-rambo.html .
Essays in Book Collections
“Technology Beyond the Enduring Object,” Negentropy and the Future of Exteriorization, eds. Mark B. N. Hansen and Bryan Norton (forthcoming Stanford University Press).
“The Error-Image: On the Technics of Memory,” Post-Cinema: Theorizing 21st-Century Film, eds. Shane Denson and Julia Leyda, Falmer: REFRAME Books (2016): http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/post-cinema/2-6-rambo/ .
“Organisms in Reticula,” Network_Ecologies, eds. Amanda Starling Gould and Florian Wiencek, (2016): http://scalar.usc.edu/works/network-ecologies/organisms-in-reticula .
Response to Rebecca Norton, “Displacement Paths,” Network_Ecologies, eds. Amanda Starling Gould and Florian Wiencek, (August 2016): http://scalar.usc.edu/works/network-ecologies/displacement-paths .