I’m Katie, a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society Program in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University.

My research explores the history, culture, and politics of user-driven media and informational practices. I am particularly interested in how users have historically mixed and mobilized different forms of old and new media to construct social identities, communicate across cultures, and seek and share information. I have explored this topic in various domains, including travel slide shows, scrapbooking, user-generated travel journalism, and, for my dissertation research, global media in the classroom.

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A teacher mounts pictures from magazines to use in her lessons (Educational Screen, 1940).

You can also find me on Twitter (@ktdayg), LinkedIn, and Academia.edu.

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