Abigail De Kosnik
Assistant Professor
Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
(415) 975-1286

Research Expertise and Interest

new media, performance studies, performance theory, performance, media studies, fan studies, digital culture, social networks, film, television, social media, Internet culture, digital humanities


Abigail De Kosnik is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM, bcnm.berkeley.edu) and in the Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies (TDPS, tdps.berkeley.edu).  Her book on digital archives, Rogue Memory, is forthcoming from MIT Press in 2015.  She has published articles on media fandom, popular digital culture, and performance studies in Cinema Journal, The International Journal of Communication, Modern Drama, Transformative Works and Cultures and elsewhere.  She is the co-editor, with Sam Ford and C. Lee Harrington, of the edited essay collection The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era (University Press of Mississippi, 2011).  She and Sam Ford also wrote the annotated bibliography on “Soap Operas” for Oxford Bilbliographies Online (OBO). 

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