Profiles in "Media History and Theory" Expertise Area

  • Melanie Asp Alvarez is a longtime broadcast news manager and educator, now an Assistant Dean at the Cronkite School, with a focus on first-year experience, academic standards, student success and wellness initiatives.
  • Kevin Sandler's books include The Naked Truth: Why Hollywood Doesn't Make X-Rated Movies, Titanic, and Reading the Rabbit. Upcoming ones are Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Hanna and Barbera: Conversations.
  • Sören Hammerschmidt teaches 1st-year comp, 2nd-language writing, and developmental writing. His research focuses on 18th-century and Romantic literature, correspondence networks, media culture, portraiture, and authorship.
  • Kristy Roschke is a media literacy scholar and educator. She is the director of the News Co/Lab, an initiative aimed at advancing media literacy via journalism, education and technology.
  • Doctoral candidate at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Specialized in Dark Web research, illicit communities, and media ecology of dark web communication technologies.
  • Djordje Padejski a computational journalism scholar working at the intersection of journalism, digital technologies, and artificial intelligence, researching both disruptive and transformational impact of AI on journalism and news media ecosystems.
  • Kirtz is an assistant professor of media studies and algorithmic culture and founding co-director of the TechnoMaterials Lab.
  • Alex M. Lee is an artist who utilizes 3D animation, video game engines, XR, machine learning and simulation technologies in order to investigate contemporary modes of representation, artifice and technical images.