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Joshua D. Miner, PhD

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of the Arts - Film and Media Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-6299
Summerfield Hall
Room 118C
University of Kansas
1300 Sunnyside Ave. Suite 230
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Joshua D. Miner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film & Media Studies. He received graduate degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Iowa, where his research focused on Native/First Nations activist film, visual art, and new media. Since coming to KU, he has taught courses in documentary film, film + media aesthetics, Native/Indigenous film + media, activist media, and videogame theory + design.

Joshua began his work in Indigenous media theory and is currently at work on a book-length study of Indigenous aesthetics in emerging cinema, digital art, and videogame design. His recent research includes examinations of tactical practices in cybercartography and social media networks, including how these practices generate new protocols for Indigenous content creation and social mobilization.

Education

Ph.D., English, University of Iowa

M.A., Linguistics, University of North Texas

Teaching Interests

  • Global Indigenous film + media
  • Activist media studies
  • Digital media and culture
  • Transmedia studies
  • Documentary film + media
  • Video game studies
  • Emerging cinema

Research Interests

  • Native U.S./Canadian film + digital media
  • Indigenous media theory
  • Tactical and activist media
  • Digital Aesthetics
  • Computational media + design
  • Transmedia studies
  • Social and participatory media
  • Critical health studies

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