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About Virginia Kuhn
Virginia Kuhn is a Professor in the Media Arts + Practice division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. Her work centers on visual and digital rhetoric, feminist theory and algorithmic research methods. In 2005, Kuhn successfully defended one of the first born-digital dissertations in the United States, challenging archiving and copyright conventions. She directs the undergraduate Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program, as well as the 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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