Abigail De Kosnik

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, data science, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, nationality, transnationalism, Filipino American studies, Asian American studies, archives, cultural memory, piracy, distribution

Research Description

Abigail De Kosnik is the Craigslist Distinguished Chair in New Media and an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) and the Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, and is the Director of BCNM. She is the author of Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom (MIT Press, 2016) and co-editor, with Keith Feldman, of #identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation (University of Michigan Press, 2019). 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, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Performance Research, and elsewhere. De Kosnik is Filipina American.

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