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David Gracon

David Gracon Ph.D.

E-mail: dgracon@eiu.edu

308 N. Prairie St. #306

Champaign, Illinois 61820

Cell: (541) 914-7113

I. EDUCATION

������������� ������������� ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Ph.D. in Communication and Society, School of Journalism and Communication.

September, 2010, GPA 3.93/4.0��

Dissertation Title: Exiled Records and Over-the-Counter-Culture — A Cultural Political Economic Analysis of the Independent Record Store��

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������������� ������������� ������������� University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Master of Arts in Humanities, Specialization in Media Studies (Experimental Media Production) and Sociology (Critical Theory)

������������� ������������� ������������� September 2001, GPA 3.7/4.0

������������� Thesis:������������� Imperial Tourism: Documentary Video (29 min.) and discursive component: A Critical Discussion of Subjectivity, Representation and Experimental Ethnography

������������� ������������� ������������� University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Bachelor of Arts (Double Major), Media Studies (Documentary Production) and Sociology�

������������� ������������� ������������� May 1999, GPA 3.7/4.0, Magna Cum Laude

������������� ������������� ������������� Erie Community College, The State University of New York

������������� ������������� ������������� Associate in Science.� Communication and Media Arts.

������������� ������������� ������������� May 1997, GPA 3.53/4.0, High Honors

II. TEACHING

A. TEACHING INTERESTS�������������

  • Critical Cultural Studies, Political Economy of Communication (in particular, the music industry), Alternative Media, Documentary History, Film Interpretation, Visual Communication, Media Arts Production, Digital Video Production, Documentary Production, Experimental Media, New Media Production and Qualitative Research Methods.

B. TEACHING EXPERIENCE (TENURE TRACK/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR)

8/2013-Present������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� History of Alternative Media (CMN 3570)�������������

������������� ������������� ������������� Introduced the students to the history of alternative media in terms of ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� media subcultures, activist and oppositional culture.� Focused on both ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� traditional and emerging media forms, including radio, music, ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� film/video/television, print, fanzines, culture jamming/tactical media, fan ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� production, audio, print, performance and new media.��

1/2013-5/2013������������� ������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� History of Documentary Film (CMN 3570)

Introduced the students to the history of documentary film and video; addressed issues of representation, and explored the social, cultural and political context of documentary texts.�

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8/2010-5/2013������������� ������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� Field Production (CMN 2575)

  • Responsible for the instruction of the digital video production process (camera, lighting, sound, non-linear editing and project conceptualization).

8/2012-12/2012������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� Graduate Seminar in Mass Media: Alternative Media (CMN 5160)

  • Designed this theory-based course and introduced the students to alternative and radical media movements, as well as subcultural communities and organizational strategies.� The course explored both traditional and emerging media forms, including radio, music scenes and communities, film/video/television, print, fanzines, graphic novels, culture jamming, tactical media, fan production and new media more broadly.
  • Organized a fieldtrip and visited various alternative media organizations in the Champaign-Urbana area.

8/2011-12/2012������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� New Media Practices (CMN 3500)

  • Designed this new media production course where traditional research met social justice, media advocacy and community-based activism.
  • Students actively employed multi-media production (basic blog/visual design, digital photography, video slideshows and documentary production) with a community based research project.� The project is compiled and distributed via a WordPress blog.
  • Students employed integrative learning by reflecting on the entire multi-media research project with a summarizing essay.�

1/2012-5/2012������������� ������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

8/2010-12/2010 ������������� Documentary Production (CMN 4500)

  • Non-fiction filmmaking class emphasized practice, theory and history.
  • Addressed documentary ethics and the politics of visual representation.
  • Students developed project conceptualization, storytelling and field interviewing skills.
  • Instructed workshops in Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro.
  • Organized a community based screening of the student projects.

8/2011-12/2011������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� Graduate Seminar: Media Criticism (CMN 5610)

  • Designed this course to encapsulate various critical currents in media criticism including new media studies, critical cultural studies, the political economy of communication and alternative media.�
  • Allowed students to integrate theory with media based production.
  • Prepared students for conference presentations and doctoral studies.

5/2011-6/2011������������� ������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� Alternative Media (CMN 4030)

  • Designed this theory-based course to introduce students to the key concepts related to alternative media movements and subcultural communities.� The course explored both traditional and emerging media forms, including radio, music, film/video/television, print, fanzines, culture jamming/tactical media, fan production and new media.
  • Merged theory and practice through integrative learning.� Organized a fieldtrip to various alternative media outlets in the Champaign-Urbana area including the Independent Media Center, WEFT Community Radio and Polyvinyl Records.� Students reflected on the experience through class discussion.
  • Students integrated theory and media production.

1/2011-5/2011������������� ������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

������������� ������������� ������������� Television Criticism (CMN 4770)

  • Addressed critical issues related to television ownership, production, representation, ideology, socialization and audience readings.�
  • The course addressed new media and screen culture in relation to contemporary American society.�

8/2010-12/2010������������� Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Graduate Seminar in Mass Media: Media, Commodity and Spectacle. (CMN 5160)

  • Designed this course to encapsulate various critical perspectives in terms of communication theory including new media, media literacy, critical cultural studies, political economy of communication, the Frankfurt School, hegemony, discourse, feminism, border theory, and alternative and oppositional media.�
  • Prepared students for conference presentations and doctoral studies.

C. TEACHING EXPERIENCE (AS SOLO INSTRUCTOR)

6/2009- 7/2009������������� University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon

Instructor, Communication Theory and Criticism (J388)

  • Designed course to encapsulate various critical perspectives in terms of communication theory including new media, media literacy, critical cultural studies, the Frankfurt School, hegemony, discourse, feminism, border theory, and alternative and oppositional media.�
  • Created all assignments and compiled final grades.

1/2009 – 3/2009������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Instructor, Visual Communication for the Mass Media (J204)

  • Integrated critical visual and media literacy with basic hands on media arts production in digital video, photography, graphic design, typography and new media.
  • Integrated theoretical concepts such as semiotics, representation (in terms of race, gender, and class), and visual deconstruction.�
  • Explored independent fanzine culture and do-it-yourself democracy.�
  • Graded and compiled all the student final grades.

6/2008-7/2008������������� ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

������������� ������������� ������������� Instructor, Information Gathering (J202)

  • Team-taught course (with two other graduate students).
  • Created lectures and lead workshops on the fundamentals of research design, developing field research skills, and the synthesis/analysis of data and information.
  • Graded and compiled all the student final grades.�

9/2005 – 5/2006������������� Medaille College, Buffalo, NY

������������� ������������� ������������� Adjunct Professor, Fundamentals of Multimedia (MMS 200)

  • Responsible for the instruction of the digital video production process (camera, lighting, sound and editing).
  • Instructed workshops on the following software programs: Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and DVD Studio Pro.
  • Integrated applied media aesthetics and concepts of media literacy and cultural studies.�
  • Evaluated student work and compiled final grades.

9/2004- 5/2005������������� Medaille College, Buffalo, NY

Adjunct Professor, General Education “Digital Audio and Culture” (GEN 210)

  • Designed an interdisciplinary course that merged audio field production, electronic music and discursive concepts related to media literacy and cultural studies.
  • Responsible for the instruction of the Soundtrack Pro software, minidisc recorder, various microphones, and the evaluation of student work and final grades.�

9/2004- 5/2006������������� Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY

������������� ������������� ������������� Adjunct Professor, Principles of Sociology (SOC 101)

  • Designed a course emphasizing the history, fundamental principles and theoretical concepts of sociology.
  • Integrated media (film, video, music, print media) with a variety of sociological concepts.�
  • Designed all assignments and exams.� Compiled the final grades.�

1/2002-6/2002������������� ������������� University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

������������� ������������� ������������� Adjunct Professor, Video and Sound Art 1 and 2-4 (SA 161, SA 262)

  • Designed syllabus, assignments, projects and lectures.
  • Implemented technical hands-on demonstrations and focused on camera composition, lighting, editing and audio production.�
  • Integrated media art production and aesthetics with critical media theory.
  • Responsible for the instruction of Media 100 non-linear editing.
  • Evaluated student work and compiled final grades.

9/1999-5/2001������������� ������������� University at Buffalo, State University of New York

Teaching Assistant (Solo Instructor), Basic Video Production (DMS103)

  • Designed assignments, projects, exercises and lectures.
  • Implemented technical hands-on demonstrations that focused on camera composition, lighting, editing, and audio production.
  • Integrated media art production with critical media theory.
  • Evaluated student work and compiled final grades.

6/2000-6/2001������������� ������������� University at Buffalo, State University of New York

������������� ������������� ������������� Adjunct Professor, Introduction to Film Interpretation (DMS 109)

  • Implemented assignments, projects, lectures and screenings to actively challenge the students to acquire a critical understanding of film aesthetics and visual culture.
  • Introduced students to a wide cross section of film styles ranging from the classics, documentary, French new wave, avant-garde cinema and popular American cinema.
  • Evaluated and compiled final grades.

D. TEACHING EXPERIENCE (ASSISTANT TO PROFESSOR)

1/2010-3/2010������������� ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Gateway to Media 1-2 (J205/206) with Instructor Mike Werner

  • Taught lab sessions, graded multi-media work, and participated in other forms of course preparation.
  • Instructed workshops for Final Cut Pro.
  • Taught students how to use audio and video recording technologies.

9/2009-12/2009������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Media and Society (J201) with Professor Bish Sen

  • Responsible for grading.

3/2009-6/2009������������� ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Communication Economics (J386) with Professor Janet Wasko

  • Responsible for grading. ������������� ������������� �������������

10/2008-12/2008������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon��

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Communication Theory and Criticism (J388) with Professor Carl Bybee

  • Responsible for grading.

3/2008-6/2008������������� ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

������������� ������������� ������������� Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Information Gathering (J202)

  • Instructed lab sessions on the fundamentals of research design; the development of field research skills, and the synthesis and analysis of data and information.

9/2007-3/2008������������� ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Visual Communication for the Mass Media (J204) with Professor’s William Ryan and Julianne Newton

  • Graded assignments and met with students.

4/2007-6/2007������������� ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Understanding Disney (J412) with Professor Janet Wasko

  • Graded all student work and met with students.

1/2007 – 3/2007������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Survey of the Documentary (J416) with Gabriela Martienez.

  • Graded all student work and met with students.

9/2006 – 6/2007 ������������� University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Television Field Production (J331) with Professor Dan Miller, and Instructor Rebecca Force

  • Taught lab sessions, graded video work, and participated course preparation.
  • Instructed workshops on Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro multimedia software.��

E.� Guest Lectures (University/College)

Spring 2013������������� “A Look Inside the House of Records” in professor Meg Knowles’ Advanced Documentary Production class (Comm. 433).� Buffalo State College (SUNY).

Spring 2013������������� “Life Beyond Erie Community College” with professor John Harrigan’s Communication Studies Students at Erie Community College (SUNY), Orchard Park, NY.�

Fall 2012������������� “A Look Inside the House of Records” in instructor Mary Erickson’s Media and Society (J201) Course.� University of Oregon.

Spring 2010������������� “My Personal Relationship to Fanzine Culture” in Professor Douglas Blandy’s Zines and DIY Democracy Course.� University of Oregon.

Spring 2010������������� “Fanzine Culture: An Overview” in Professor Daniel Wojcik’s Folklore of Subcultures Graduate Seminar (FLR 412/512).� University of Oregon.�

Fall 2006-Sp 2010������������� “Moving Images and Media Aesthetics” in Professor William Ryan’s Visual Communication (J204) Course.� University of Oregon

Fall 2009������������� “The Political Economy of Music” In Professor Bish Sen’s Media and Society (J201) Course.� University of Oregon.

Spring 2001������������� “The Political Economy of Music” In Professor Janet Wasko’s Communication Economics Course (J386).� University of Oregon.

Fall 2008������������� “Semiotics 101” In Professor Carl Bybee’s Communication Theory and Criticism Course (J388).� University of Oregon.

Spring 2007������������� “How to Conduct a Textual Analysis” in Professor Janet Wasko’s Understanding Disney Course (J412).� University of Oregon.

Spring 2007������������� “An Overview of Experimental Ethnography” in Professor Gabriela Martinez’s Survey of Documentary Course (J416).� University of Oregon.

F. TEACHING EXPERIENCE (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)

7/2007-8/2007������������� Bridges for Education International Language Camp, Druskininkai, Lithuania��

Volunteer Instructor of Media Production and Cultural Studies

  • Designed lessons that integrated the practice of the English language with sociological concepts and video production.���
  • Encouraged internationalization, media literacy and critical thinking.

7/2005-8/2005������������� ������������� Bridges for Education International Language Camp, Zhangzhou, China��

Volunteer Instructor of Media Production and Cultural Studies

  • Designed lesson plans that integrated the practice of the English language with sociological concepts and video production.���
  • Encouraged internationalization, media literacy and critical thinking.
  • Organized workshops on cultural sensitivity for the teaching staff.�
  • Learned about Chinese culture, history and basic Chinese/mandarin language.

11/2003-6/2004������������� Weekly English School, Kanazawa, Japan

������������� ������������� ������������� Instructor of English

  • Instructed adult English language classes.

8/2002-8/2003������������� ������������� Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Kanazawa Board of Education, ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Japan

������������� ������������� ������������� Assistant Teacher of English and Culture

  • Created a variety of lesson plans that utilized an active learning approach for junior high and elementary school students.
  • Implemented activities that encouraged internationalization and cultural exchange.
  • Attended numerous workshops and seminars on teaching techniques and pedagogy.
  • Learned about Japanese culture, history, and developed intermediate Japanese language skills.

7/2000-8/2000������������� ������������� Bridges for Education International Language Camp, Przytoc, Poland

Volunteer Instructor of Media Production and Cultural Studies

  • Designed lesson plans that integrated the practice of the English language with sociological concepts and video production.���
  • Encouraged internationalization, media literacy and critical thinking skills with Polish and Belerussian high school students.����
  • Learned about Polish culture and history.

G. TEACHING EXPERIENCE (COMMUNITY WORKSHOP)

10/2000-8/2002������������� Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo Media Resources, Buffalo, New York

Instructor of Digital Video, Documentary Production and Editing Theory.

  • Initiated community-based workshops that introduced the students to the processes of video production and media literacy.

III. THESIS COMMITTEES (DIRECTED)

������������� Patrick Singer: 2012- 2013 (Deposited thesis June 2013)

������������� Andrew McLaughlin: 2012- 2013(Deposited thesis June 2013)

������������� Justin Danowski: 2010-2012 (Deposited thesis January 2012)

���� THESIS COMMITTEES (OUTSIDE MEMBER)�������������

������������� Michael Janowski: 2012-2013 (Deposited thesis July 2013)

������������� Jonathan Mattson: 2012-2013 (Deposited thesis June 2013)

������������� Daniel Douglas: 2011-Present

������������� Brendan Hughes: 2011-2012 (Deposited thesis June 2012)

���� EVALUATED WRITTEN THESIS EXAM��

������������� Jenifer Yap: 2011

������������� Kyle Pottherst: 2010

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IV. RESEARCH

A. RESEARCH INTERESTS�������������

  • Critical Cultural Studies, Political Economy of Communication, Critical Visual Studies, Media Subcultures, Alternative Media, the Music Industry, New Media Studies.

B. PUBLICATIONS

Gracon, D. (2014). Through Being Cool: The Political Economy of iTunes in Randy Nichol’s and Gabriela Martinez’s (Eds.) in Profit, Power, and Paucity: Janet Wasko and the Political Economy of Communication, press TBA (In Press)

Perini, J. & Gracon, D. (2013). Tough Stuff from the Buff in Miriam Paeslack's (Ed.) Ineffably Urban: Imaging Buffalo, Ashgate Publishing (In Press).

Gracon, D. (2010). Exiled Records and Over-the-Counter-Culture — A Cultural Political Economic Analysis of the Independent Record Store.� Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oregon. ������������� �������������

Gracon, D. (2009). The Independent Record Store as a Site of Cultural Resistance and Anti-McDonaldization — A Case Study of The House of Records in Robert C. Sickels (Ed.) The Business of Entertainment: Popular Music, Volume 2. Praeger Publishers.�

C. ACADEMIC CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

October 2013������������� ������������� Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� (screening/discussion)� Global Fusion 2012 Conference. Southern ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

May 2013������������� ������������� Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� (screening/discussion)� International Association for the Study of ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Popular Music, “Music and Labor” Conference.� McMaster University.� ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Hamilton, Canada.�

March 2013������������� ������������� Walls of Sound— A Look Inside the House of Records ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� (screening/discussion)� National American Culture Association/Popular ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Culture Association, Washington DC.

Towards a Punk Praxis? Punk, Community and Civic Engagement

������������� ������������� ������������� (roundtable discussion)

National American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association, Washington DC.

May 2012������������� Through Being Cool: iTunes and the Political Economy of Music Retail �������������

Union for Democratic Communications, Florida State University.


Walls of Sound— A Look Inside the House of Records (screening/discussion)� Union for Democratic Communications, Florida State University.

April 2012������������� ������������� Fucked Up: The Political Economy of Punk �������������

National American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association, Boston, MA.

April 2011������������� ������������� Notes from the ‘Tuff Stuff from the Buff’ Film and Video Tour�

(Co-authored with Marc Moscato and Julie Perini).� Ineffably Urban Symposium (in conjunction with SUNY Buffalo Arts Management and Humanities Institute).� Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.� Buffalo, NY.

April 2011������������� Subcultural Practices, Commodification and the Ideology of Independence — An Analysis of Independent Record Store Culture

National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference.� San Antonio, Texas.

Structure of Feeling — A Look Inside the House of Records (rough-������������� cut screening)� National Popular Culture Association/American Culture ������������� Association Conference.� San Antonio, Texas.

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October 2010������������� ‘To You I’m Nothing But a Number’: A Political Economic Analysis of Corporate Music Retail and the Persistence of Indie Record Stores.� Union for Democratic Communication, Penn State University, State College, PA.�

June 2009������������� Moving Towards a Political Economy of Recorded Music: Redefinitions and New Trajectories in the Digital Age (co-authored with Janet Wasko and Andre Sirois). International Association for Media Communication Research, Mexico City, Mexico.

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May 2009������������� Moving Towards a Political Economy of Recorded Music: Redefinitions and New Trajectories in the Digital Age (co-authored with Janet Wasko and Andre Sirois).� Union for Democratic Communication, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.�������������

No Culture Icons? — An Analysis of The Thermal's Rejection of Hummer, Punk Aesthetics and the Ambiguities of Subcultural Commodification within Television Advertising. Union for Democratic Communication, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.�������������

May 2008������������� The Independent Record Store as a Site of Cultural Resistance and Anti-McDonaldization — A Case Study of The House of Records. International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada

April 2008������������� The Independent Record Store as Oppositional and Contested Space: A Case Study of the House of Records. Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, University of California, Davis, CA.

March 2008������������� The Allure of Vinyl Records and Negotiations of Digital Resistance — A Case Study of Independent Record Store Culture at The House of Records.� National Popular Culture Association American Cultural Association Conference. San Francisco, CA

D. CONFERENCE ATTENDENCE (Non-Presentation)

March 2013������������� Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).� Chicago, Illinois.

July 2012������������� Grassroots Radio Conference.� Independent Media Center.� Champaign-Urbana, Il.

June 2012������������� ������������� Allied Media Conference.� Wayne State University.� Detroit, MI.�

June 2011������������� ������������� Allied Media Conference.� Wayne State University.� Detroit, MI.�

E.� CONFERENCE ORGANIZING

March 2013������������� ������������� Roundtable Chair.� Towards a Punk Praxis? Punk, Community and ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Civic Engagement (roundtable discussion)

National American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association, Washington DC.

April 2012������������� ������������� Panel Chair. The Commodification of Punk

National American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association, Boston, MA.

F. VIDEO WORKS (Selected)

  • Ordinary Video Series, 2013 (various lengths), Series of short observational documentaries exploring the intersection of nature, media and socially constructed spaces.
  • Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records, 2012, 63min.� This project examines the cultural significance of the House of Records, and independent record store based in Eugene, Oregon.�
  • Where Have All The Flowers Gone? 2004, 23min.� A diaristic account of a two-week "Reality Tour" through modern day Vietnam. �
  • Where the Eagles Soar, 2003, 7min.� A surreal documentation of a packaged tour of the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.�
  • Nomachi Sports Day, 2003, 6min, Documentary of a Japanese sports day competition.
  • Portrait of a Protest, 2002, 7min, Documentary of the FTAA Rally occurring in Buffalo.
  • The Elevator, 2002 1min, Experimental representation of the 9-11 tragedy.
  • Imperial Tourism, 2001, 28min, MA Thesis.� An experimental documentary exploring the implications of cultural representation, globalization and language in contemporary Poland.
  • How Memory Works, 2001, 8min.� Abstract video and audio collage exploring the limitations of memory and recollection.
  • Breaking the Chain, 2001, 3min.� Experimental video and audio appropriation challenging the cultural construction of gender and sexuality.
  • Unreal is Here, 2000, 3min.� Experimental video dealing with the hyper reality of contemporary media and entertainment programming.
  • A Star is Born, 1999, 20min, Senior Thesis.� Documentary exploring the complexities of gender construction at student beauty pageant.

G. EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS (Selected)

October 2013������������� Embarras Valley Film Festival, Eastern Illinois University.� Screened and Discussed Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

August 2013������������� ������������� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records along ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� with performances by To Tremble and Bore War.� Fundraiser for the ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Rebellious Nursing Conference.� The Mitten House. Philadelphia, PA.�

June 2013������������� Pittsburg Independent Film Festival.� Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

June 2013������������� Davis Film Festival.� Davis, California.� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

March 2013������������� Department of Communication at Niagara University.� Niagara Falls, NY.�

������������� Presentation and discussion.� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

March 2013������������� America’s Music Film Series, Eastern Illinois University.� Buzzard Auditorium.� Presentation and discussion.� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

January 2013������������� America’s Music Film Series, Eastern Illinois University.� Danville Public Library.� Danville, Illinois.� Presentation and discussion.� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

November 2012������������� Communication Studies Research Colloquium/Screening.� Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University.� Presentation and discussion.

������������� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

October 2012������������� Pacific Northwest Video Tour.� Presentation and discussion at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland, Ore; Bijou Art Cinema in Eugene, Ore and Northern: The Olympia All Ages Project in Olympia, Wa. Invited Screenings.

������������� ������������� ������������� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records

June 2012������������� Auburn Public Theater, Auburn, NY.� Presentation and discussion.� Invited Screening.

������������� ������������� ������������� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records

������������� ������������� �������������

April 2012������������� New Art Film Festival.� The Art Theater, Champaign, Il.� Juried Screening.

������������� ������������� ������������� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

March 2012������������� Consider the Alternatives Screening Series.� Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo State College (SUNY).� Buffalo, NY. Invited Screening.

������������� ������������� ������������� Screened Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records.

September 2011������������� The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Film Festival.� Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.� Screened Imperial Tourism.

July 2009������������� Tuff Stuff from the Buff, various screenings around the Pacific Northwest including the Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver, Canada), Open Space Gallery (Victoria, Canada), Olympia All Ages Project (Olympia, Washington), The Waypost (Portland, Oregon), Ditch Projects (Eugene, Oregon).� Screened The 12th Man.

������������� ������������� �������������

April 2008������������� Tuff Stuff from the Buff, Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA), Eugene, Oregon.� Screened Unreal is Here.

March 2006������������� ������������� From Zine to Screen, Liberty Hall, Portland, Oregon.� Film and video ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� screening in conjunction with the 10-year anniversary of Microcosm ������������� ������������� ������������� ������������� Publishing.� Screened Punk Commercials.

March 2005������������� Global Super 8 Day, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY.� Screened the short films Nara and Trip to the Mountains.

November 2004������������� New Video Works by David Gracon and Terry Cuddy, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY.� Screened Where Have all the Flowers Gone? and other short videos.��

May 2004������������� Film in Camp Vol. 1, Mero Mero Pochi, Kanazawa, Japan.� Provided real-time video mixing and projection with the Japanese band Film.

February 2004������������� Evolutionary Girls Club Borderlands group exhibition, Carnegie Arts Center, Buffalo, NY.� Screened “America at War” and “The Elevator.”

January 2004������������� Puzzle Peace Art Event, Korinbo Harbor, Kanazawa, Japan.� Provided live video mixing and projection for local musicians.� Featured artists from the Kanazawa area.����

December 2003������������� Evolutionary Girls Club Group Exhibition, Atomic Eggplant Arts Space, Rochester, NY.�

������������� Screened “America at War” and “The Elevator.”

August 2003������������� Evolutionary Girls Club art and activist collective, Matsumoto and Kanazawa, Japan.� Screened “America at War” with traveling multi-media exhibition.

June 2003������������� Jettison, International Saloon, Kanazawa, Japan.� Screened “Nomachi Sports Day” and “Flower Viewing in Tokyo,” along with various documentary photo prints.� The exhibition also featured works by other international artists living in Japan.�

March 2003������������� New Music and Video Art, Machinohana-San Gallery, Kanazawa, Japan.�� Performed live audio composition to experimental video.�

November 2002������������� Eco-Sig Environmental Conference, Kyoto, Japan.� Presented lecture and video “Portrait of a Protest” based of the Free Trade Around the Americas and anti-globalization movement.���

April 2002������������� Sarah Lawerence College Experimental Film and Video Festival.� Screened Unreal is Here.

December 2001������������� Schikaneder Kino, Vienna, Austria.� Screened “Imperial Tourism” and “Unreal is Here.”

October 2001������������� Trans Tech 2001, The Toronto International Video Art Biennial, Toronto, Canada Screened “Unreal is Here” and “Breaking the Chain.”

October 2001 ������������� MA Thesis Screening, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, New York

������������� Screened “Imperial Tourism” along with other works by UB graduate students.

September 2001������������� Euro Underground Film Festival, Maribor, Slovenia

������������� Screened “Unreal is Here” in international film festival.

August 2001������������� ������������� Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois

������������� Screened “Unreal is Here.”

October 2000������������� Who Owns the Land?� Squeaky Wheel Media Resources, Buffalo, New York A Go Guerilla! Presentation featuring a performance by Seth Tobocman.� Screened “We Ride Bikes!”

September 2000������������� Seattle Underground Film Festival, Seattle, Washington

������������� Screened “Unreal is Here”

August 2000������������� Spindletop/Lamar University Film Festival, Beaumont, Texas

������������� Screened “A Star is Born.”� Won first place in the documentary category.

April 2000������������� Georgia Tech Video Festival, Atlanta Georgia

������������� Screened “A Star is Born.”

February 2000������������� Super 8 Film and Video Festival, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey Screened “A Star is Born.”

V. ACADEMIC SERVICE

  1. DEPARTMENTAL

Executive Committee, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2013 to Present).

Departmental Honors Coordinator, Communication Studies, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2011 to Present).

Department Chair Search Committee, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013).

Co-Organizer of the annual Communication Day Student Conference (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013)

Graduate Committee, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2011 to Spring 2012)

������������� Executive Committee, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2011 to Spring 2012)

������������� Evaluated Graduate Student Comprehensive Exams (Fall 2010 to Present)

������������� Researched New Video Gear for Departmental Purchase (Fall 2011 to Spring 2012)

�������������

������������� Judge for the Annual Multi-Media Student Screening (Spring 2012 to Present)

Organized and Facilitated Student Research Panels for Comm. Day (Spring to Present)

Organized Screening and Panel Discussion.� November 2011. Organized the Screening and Panel Discussion on the Feminist Electro-Punk Band Le Tigre.� Film Title: Who Took the Bomp?� Le Tigre on Tour.� The panel included Robert Martinez (EIU), Mimi Thi Nguyen (UIUC), Fiona Ng� (UIUC) and myself.� Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University.

Search Committee (for Public Relations and Mass Communication), Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2010).

Assessment Committee, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2010 to Summer 2011).

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2010 to Spring 2011).

�������������

  1. UNIVERSITY

EIU Reads (Fall 2013)

Student Standards Board (Fall 2012 to Present)

Research Release (Fall 2012 to Present)

Film Studies Minor, Eastern Illinois University (Fall 2010 to Present)

Faculty Advisor for the Vegetarian/Vegan RSO Student Group (Fall 2011 to Spring 2012)

  1. COMMUNITY

������������� Volunteer/Rider.� Prairie Cycling Club annual fundraiser ride/table setup.� Champaign, ������������� Illinois (October 2013).�

Fundraiser Participant/Rider.� Ride for Roswell 2013.� Annual fundraiser for cancer research and treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.� Raised over two hundred dollars for the institute.� (June 2013).

Substitute On-Air DJ.� WEFT Community Radio.� Champaign, Illinois.� (October 2011 to Present).

Volunteer Videographer/Organizer.� Grassroots Radio Conference.� Independent Media Center, Champaign-Urbana, Il.� (July 2012).

Fundraiser Participant/Rider.� Ride for Roswell 2012.� Annual fundraiser for cancer research and treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.� Raised over two hundred dollars for the institute.� (June 2012).

Conducted Radio Interview with the Springfield, Il based community radio program Flyover Zone WQNA 88.3 FM.� The interview was about my documentary, Walls of Sound — A Look Inside the House of Records. April 14, 2012.

Presenter of Documentary Zined!.� Midwest Zine Fest.� Independent Media Center, Champaign-Urbana, Il. (April 2012).

Organizer.� Prairie Zen Center Garage Sale Fundraiser.� Organized this fundraiser bringing hundreds of dollars to this non-profit religious organization. Champaign, Illinois. (June 2011 and June 2012).

Co-Curator/Organizer.� Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center Film Festival.� Was able to integrate video works from three EIU Communication Studies’ students. Urbana, Illinois. (September, 2011).���� ��

Organizer/Promoter.� Found Footage Festival. The Art Theater.� Champaign, Illinois. April 13th, 2011.

VI. ACADEMIC AWARDS and FUNDING

• 2013 College of Arts and Humanities Travel Award.� Eastern Illinois University.�� Award $400.

• 2013 Departmental Faculty Development Award.� Eastern Illinois University.� Award $300.�

  • 2011-2012 Michael R. Hoardley Instructional Technology Award for the innovative use of technology in the classroom.� Eastern Illinois University.� January 2012.� Award: $1,000.
  • 2012 College of Arts and Humanities Travel Award.� Eastern Illinois University.� Award: $400.

• 2012 Departmental Faculty Development Award.� Eastern Illinois University.� Award $150.�

  • Lokey Award, School of Journalism and Communication, Spring 2009, University of Oregon.� This prestigious award is granted to two doctoral students within the communication and society program each year, and highlights excellence in both teaching and research.� Award: $10,000.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for graduate Teaching Assistants.� University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Spring 2001.� Award: $1,000.
  • Kappa Tau Alpha award in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2009
  • Academic Advancement Grant, Medaille College, Fall, 2005
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society
  • Media Study Highest Distinction
  • Who’s Who of American College Students
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Deans list (6 out of 8 undergraduate semesters)

VII. SEMINAR PARTICIPATION

June 2013������������� ������������� Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.� Seminar Theme: “History is What’s Happening” curated by Pablo de Ocampo. June 15h-21st.

June 2012������������� ������������� Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.� Seminar Theme: “Open Wounds” curated by Josetxo Cerdan. June 16th-22nd.

May 2008������������� ������������� Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.� �������������

Doctoral Summer Seminar: “Communication Activism Scholarship” with Professor Larry Frey, University of Colorado, Boulder.

VIII. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

9/2004- 5/2006������������� Medaille College, Buffalo, NY

������������� ������������� ������������� Technical Supervisor, New Media Institute

  • Was responsible for the daily maintenance of all computer, video and sound equipment.
  • Assisted faculty and students with computer and multimedia related problems.�
  • Supervised the undergraduate work-study students.
  • Was responsible for the research and purchasing of new video and audio equipment.
  • Organized workshops with inner-city youth via Back to Basics community outreach.��

11/2001-7/2002������������� Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo Media Resources, Buffalo, New York

������������� ������������� ������������� Technical Director

  • Was responsible for the daily maintenance of all computer, video, film and audio equipment.
  • Responsible for the research and purchasing of new video and audio equipment.
  • Worked as the projectionist and technician for multimedia screenings and events.
  • Served as a technical assistant to local and national artists in residency including Anne Charlotte Robertson.
  • Assisted in event programming and other organizational duties.��
  • Produced a weekly video compilation program for local public access television.�

9/1999-12/1999������������� Scene and Heard Productions, Buffalo, New York

������������� Intern Production Assistant/Office Manager

  • Gained professional production experience and utilized Adobe Premier non-linear editing.

IX. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS�������������

������������� ������������� ������������� IASPM — International Association for the Study of Popular Music

������������� ������������� ������������� SCMS — Society for Cinema and Media Studies

ICA — International Communication Association

������������� ������������� ������������� UDC — Union for Democratic Communication

PCA/ACA — Popular Communication Association/American Culture Association

WSFS — Western States Folklore Society

X. ACTIVITIES

11/2006-5/2010������������� Radio DJ, KWVA University of Oregon 88.1, Eugene, Oregon

  • Conducted weekly radio program “Cicada (sub) Media” that featured independent and underground music.

4/2009-5/2009������������� ������������� Tuff Stuff from the Buff, Pacific Northwest Film and Video Bicycle Tour

  • Co-curated (with filmmaker Julie Perini and curator Marc Moscato)� and presented a film and video program featuring experimental, diary and activist video from Buffalo, NY.
  • Screenings took place at various venues and locations in the Pacific Northwest including Vancouver, Seattle, Olympia and Portland.�

4/2008������������� Tuff Stuff from the Buff, Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA), Eugene, Oregon.

  • Co-curated (with artist Julie Perini) and presented a film a video program featuring experimental, diary and activist video from Buffalo, NY.

9/2005-5/2006������������� ������������� Literacy Volunteers, Enterprise Charter School, Buffalo NY.

  • Mentored an inner-city youth and developed his reading and study skills.

9/2002-9/2005������������� ������������� Kanazawa Media Collective, Kanazawa, Japan

  • Curated the Evolutionary Girls Club traveling exhibition and screening in Kanazawa, Japan.� The show featured video art and installation from various international artists.�������������
  • Organized and hosted a monthly film series at the Alice language college.�

10/2003������������� ������������� Global Exchange Reality Tour, various locations in Vietnam.�

  • Explored “the legacies and lessons” of the Vietnam War and the importance of socially responsible tourism.� Studied the culture and history of Vietnam.

9/1998-8/2002������������� ������������� Go Guerilla Media Collective, Buffalo, New York

  • Participated in the organization of various multimedia screenings and events at Squeaky Wheel Media Resources and other various venues.

9/1999-5/2001������������� Graduate Student Association, University at Buffalo, State University of New York

  • Collaborated with organizational members to bring various artists to the university.

XI. REFERENCES�

Dr. Olaf Hoerschelmann

Department: School of Mass Communication
Director School of Mass Communication

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone: (501) 569-3250

Email: oxhoerschelmann@uair.edu

Dr. Janet Wasko

Department: Journalism and Communication

Professor

Address: 238 Allen Hall

1275 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1275

Phone:� (541) 346-4174

Email: jwasko@uoregon.edu

Dr. Carl Bybee

Department: Journalism and Communication

Associate Professor

Address: 200 Allen Hall

1275 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1275

Phone: (541) 346-4175

Email: bybee@uoregon.edu

Dr. Leslie Steeves

Department: Journalism and Communication

Associate Dean Grad Affairs & Research

Department: Journalism and Communication

Professor

Address: 209 Allen Hall

1275 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1275

Phone: (541) 346-3751

Email: lsteeves@uoregon.edu

Tony Conrad

Department of Media Study

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Address: Department of Media Study
������������� University at Buffalo
������������� The State University of New York
������������� 231 Center for the Arts
������������� Buffalo, NY 14260-6020

Phone: (716) 645-0931

Email: conrad@buffalo.edu

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