Sarah Lozier-Laiola

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Stephen C. Hall, 121-7
Overview

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.  This is a media archeology project that examines the anti-racist poetics of contemporary, cross-media artworks that emerge when these artworks are examined through a critical lens of digital materiality. 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). She is in the process of beginning her second major research project: a practice-based, digital humanities project that explores the politics of meta-data as they enhance, disrupt, or undermine the politics animating postmodern meta-narrative and other forms of self-reflexive art.  

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.

Education:
  • PhD, University of California-Riverside
  • MA, University of California-Riverside
  • BA, University of Miami (FL)
Areas of
Expertise:
  • 20th-21st Century American Literature
  • Critical Race And Gender Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • New & Emerging Media
  • Poetics
  • Visual Art & Culture
Courses
  • LMC-3431: Tech Comm Approaches
  • LMC-3432: Tech Comm Strategies
  • LMC-4725: Game Design
  • LMC-6325: Game Design and Analysis