Emerging Media and Diversity: Fashion and the Threads of Digital Literacy

Dr. Kimberly Knight

Dr. Kimberly Knight

Dr. Kimberly Knight, assistant professor of emerging media and communication at UT Dallas, presents "Emerging Media and Diversity: Fashion and the Threads of Digital Literacy."

Knight received her doctorate degree in English literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her teaching and research utilize a hybrid approach of theory and application of practice. Knight teaches classes in digital media theory, the shift from analog to digital textuality, viral media, wearable media, and race, class, gender and sexuality in digital environments.

Her research broadly centers on technology and social media in relation to art, identity, politics and education. She is researching how viral media empowers or oppresses subjects in a network society, in addition to gendered identity and digital media. Knight is active in university and public service and is regularly invited to give talks on women and technology, social and wearable media and digital humanities.