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Hi. My name is Laini Kavaloski, and I am a PhD candidate in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I am work with DesignLab, UW's digital media design center. My dissertation explores ways that contemporary literary and visual forms challenge and reflect existing ideas of homelands, diaspora, and security in the contemporary conditions of war in the U.S. and Israel. In particular I am interested in how visual forms such as multimedia activist websites, graphic novels, and augmented reality games intervene in processes of militarism and war. One of my other interests is the pedagogical implementation and affordances of digital assignments in the humanities classroom. Please contact me if you have similar interests! I look forward to future conversations.


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