Virginia Kuhn

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Virginia Kuhn, PhD is Associate Professor of Cinema in the Division of Media Arts and Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Her current research project, the VAT (video analytics tableau) applies computation analysis to the study of moving image media.
Kuhn directs an undergraduate Honors program, a graduate certificate in Digital Media and Culture, and teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes in new media, all of which marry theory and practice.

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Virginia Kuhn, PhD is Associate Professor of Cinema in the Division of Media Arts and Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. Her current research project, the VAT (video analytics tableau) applies computation analysis to the study of moving image media.
Kuhn directs an undergraduate Honors program, a graduate certificate in Digital Media and Culture, and teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes in new media, all of which marry theory and practice.

Kuhn joined USC in 2005 after successfully defending one of the first media-rich, born-digital dissertations in the US titled Ways of Composing: Visual Literacy in the Digital Age, which challenged archiving and copyright conventions. Committed to helping shape open source tools for scholarship, she published the first article created in the authoring platform, Scalar. “Filmic Texts and the Rise of the Fifth Estate,” appeared in the International Journal of Learning and Media. She recently completed her second peer-reviewed digital anthology titled, MoMLA: From Gallery to Webtext in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and, Pedagogy, co-edited with Victor Vitanza as well as a print-based collection, Future Texts: Subversive Performance and Feminist Bodies (Parlor Press), co-edited with Vicki Callahan.

Kuhn was the 2009 recipient of the USC Provost’s award for Teaching with Technology, and she co-chaired the Scholarly Interest Group on Media Literacy and Pedagogical Outreach for the Society for Cinema and Media Studies for several years. She currently serve on the editorial boards of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, PRE/TEXT: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, REFRAME: Research in Media, Film and Music, and [in]Transitions. Before joining USC, she taught in departments of Film, English, and Cultural Studies and she also spent three years as a member of the writing program administration team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she earned her doctorate.

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