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Name:
Terri Senft
Birthdate:
9 February 1965
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My name is Terri Senft, and I like the Internet. In January of 2006, I began working as a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of East London. I couldn't be happier, because now I have a reason to talk about things like Celebrity Big Brother.

In October of 2004 I defended my Ph.D. dissertation at New York University, in the Dept. of Performance Studies. The dissertation, which has been contracted as a book by Peter Lang Publishers (due in 2008) is called Camgirls: Celebrity and Community in the Age of Social Networks. If you are interested in reading a synopsis, it is here. If you are interested in a review copy of the book (especially if you are teaching a course where you think it might come in handy, or if you are a journalist) feel free to drop me a line at tsenft@gmail.com

In Spring and Summer of 2005, I worked as an Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of the Virgin Islands (US). I worked on the St. Thomas campus, where I was researching the convergence of globalization, postcolonialism, and new media technologies. I've you've ever been to the U.S. Virgin Islands for more than a cruise-ship day, you'll understand why it's a fascinating place to think about these issues.

In addition to fieldwork regarding social software applications, I am drafing an outline for two books: a scholarly one on tele-ethicality, and a popular one on the "long tail" of micro-celebrity. If you don't know what those italicized words mean, it's not you: I made them up.

One useful thing to know about this journal is that it is roughly fifty percent "friends only." With the exception of my students, I tend to be liberal in my LJ friending policy, so feel free to write if you'd like in. Feel free to look over my homepage if you want to know more. Better yet, write me if you think we've got stuff in common!


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