Rochelle Gold

B.A. in Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. in English, University of California, Riverside


James Tobias (Chair), Steven Gould Axelrod, Weihsin Gui

Research Areas:

Digital Literacy, Media Studies, American Literature and Culture Post-1945, Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Research Interests:

Rochelle is writing her dissertation on transformations in reading practices from the 1970’s to the present. Surveying a range of digital texts, including new media art projects, social networking sites, and mobile reading apps, her research explores the implications of the widespread sociality of our everyday digital reading practices and the increasing mobility of our digital technology. The project considers how legal, commercial, and political discourses intersect with concerns around race, gender, sexuality and geography to shape our reading experiences online.

Recent Activity:

Recent Short Publications –

“Digital Pedagogy: Should We Bridge the Skills-Based Divide?” Media Commons, April 5, 2013

Recent Presentations –

“Reading Electronic Literature: Minneapolis and St. Paul are East African Cities.” Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2013.

“Archives, Memory and Virtuality: Edwidge Danticat and the Problematics and Possibilities of Media in Diaspora.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Seattle University, October 2012.

“Re-Writing Authorship: Dennis Cooper, Violence and the Digital Public Sphere.” International Conference on Narrative, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2012.

Service –

Organizing Committee Member, Critical Digital Humanities Research Group

Assistant Director, University Writing Program (2013)

Panel Committee Chair, (dis)junctions Graduate Conference (2013)

Representative, Graduate Student English Association (2011)