Six CMIT Doctoral Candidates to Present Work at National Conference

Posted on 3/27/2014 9:59:15 AM

The Communications Media and Instructional Technology PhD program will be well represented at the 2014 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference in Chicago. Six doctoral candidates in the CMIT program will present their work.  

  • Nick Artman, “Disney’s Aladdin: A Textbook Egoist”
  • Jennifer Helman, “Pleasure to Burn: An Ethical Analysis of Fahrenheit 451
  • Keila McCracken, “The Hunger Games’ Utilitarian: An Ethical Analysis of Peeta Mellark”
  • Annaliese Piraino, “The Incontinent Mr. Barrow: Virtue Theory and Downton Abbey’s Domestic Antagonist”
  • Ahmed Yousof, “I am Good Gamer, I am a Good Person: Video Games and Self-Concept”

The conference will be held April 16–19 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile. The conference is expected to have more than 2,500 participants.

The PhD in Communications Media and Instructional Technology prepares students to conduct academic research, study media theory, and produce new media. The program incorporates a hands-on approach, allowing students to participate in and create productions using radio, audio, simulations, games, photography, and instructional technology facilities.