Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

“Security Games: The Coded Logics of the Playable War on ISIS.” Critical                                            Studies on Security, forthcoming  2017.

“Digital Jews.” MLA Approaches to Teaching Jewish-American Literature. Edited by                     Roberta Rosenberg and Rachel Rubenstein. New York: Modern Language                               Association, forthcoming 2017.

“Digital Literary Experiences: Place-based Game Design in University Courses,” 12 mss pp.              in Pioneers in Digital Teaching Practices. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon Press,                        forthcoming, 2016.

“Contested Spaces in Graphic Narrative: Refiguring Intersecting Homelands through             Miriam Libicki’s Jobnik!: An American Girl’s Adventures in the Israeli Army,”                      Studies in Comics 6.2 (2015), 231-51.

“Territorializing the Good Life: Fetishism of Commodity and Homeland in Nicole Krauss’s             Great House.” The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global                                                   Context. ed, Laura E. Savu. New York: Rowman and Littlefield,  2015.

Bernard Kops: Fantasist, London Jew, Apocalyptic Humorist.” Comparative                                  Drama 48.3 (2014), 315-18.

Manuscripts in Progress 

The In/Security of New Media: Palimpsest, Procedure, Network

This book project argues that rhetorical infrastructures in emerging media forms are creating an alternate conception of territoriality/colonial topography. That is, the structures themselves, the networks, palimpsests, and procedures that constitute these forms are significantly shifting conventional perceptions of bounded territory, and in doing so reshape feelings of belonging, military processes, and modes of resistance in areas of conflict. Through a comparative media approach, this project contends that spatialized and networked media forms can intervene in exclusionary depictions of geohistorical memory in areas of territorial conflict. While digital networks are often created and utilized by military institutions, spatialized and networked forms can be harnessed to resist dangerous practices of return and retaliation. The media forms in this project focus on the relationship between discourses of contemporary homeland and increasingly militarized spaces in the US, Israel-Palestine and beyond, and in doing so reflect on larger transnational logics of security and militarism in the twenty-first century.

StudioLab Manifesto: Critical Design for Liberal Arts (with Jon McKenzie, Cornell University).

StudioLab is a manifesto for renewing the liberal arts by using digital forms and practices to reshape knowledge, public discourse, and community engagement. Combining media theory and digital design, StudioLab Manifesto sets forth a practice of thinking and doing across fields and communities and provides instructors with hands‐on media kits for producing digital storytelling to TED talks to theory comics. Designed for higher education audiences, as well as for communication professionals, it introduces dynamic new ways to use media to connect people with themselves, others, and the world.