Debbie James

Debbie James

About me

Debbie James holds a Ph.D. in Communication with a focus on new media, the intersection between public memory and transnational lived experience, human rights, and women’s production practices. She serves as Assistant Professor of Media Studies and is affiliated with Gender and Sexuality Studies at Governors State University. Her research interests include social networking in the former Yugoslavia and women’s production practices in the cultural underground.

Her transmedia and installation documentary work is influenced by her research on the diasporic use of social media in the production of post conflict public memory in the context of displacement and systemic change.

 

 

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RESEARCH INTERESTS


  • Documentary


  • Feminist Media


  • Networked Culture


  • Former Yugoslavia

My resume

FREELANCE WEB COPY WRITER

Geist Creative2010 - Current

Multimedia copy writing, script writing, and web design

ONLINE MEDIA LITERACY PROJECT PRODUCER

Mediachannel.org2001

Designed and conducted study: surveys and interviews with international media literacy experts. Analyzed survey results, prepared report, launched site live at mediachannel.org. Co-authored Topic Guides and Why Teach Media Literacy?

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Governors State University2011 - Current

Faculty and Program Coordinator of Media Studies Affiliated Faculty, Media Communication and Gender & Sexuality Studies

DIGITAL STORYTELLING PROJECT MANAGER

The Container Project2010 - 2011

Developed and delivered digital storytelling workshop at an award-winning non-profit community media center and social enterprise providing creative production and new media training in Windsor, Jamaica.

MA Media Studies

New School for Social Research2003 - 2006

Dept. of Communication, New School for Social Research, New York Production Thesis: Private Lives, Public Consumption and Interstitial Stories. Area of Study: Digitally mediated personal narratives and social media convergence

PhD Communication

Wayne State University2006 - 2011

Specialization: Media Studies (documentary, new media). Cognate: Political Science (human rights) Dissertation: The Creative Content Programme and Audiovisual E-Platform: An institutional analysis of UNESCO’s influence on the development of independent documentary content and production practice

BA Fine Art

University of Guelph1987 - 1991

Art History Concentration: 20th Century art and architecture.

Milestones Achieved

32186.88 Kilometers Traveled
43 Interviews Conducted
14 Buildings Filmed
85 Shots of Espresso

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