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Search: Communication and Media Production
Candidate: Michaela Django Walsh
Bio: Michaela Django Walsh received a BA in English and Psychology (1998), an MFA in Creative Non-fiction Writing (2004), and an MA in Religious Studies (2005) from the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego, in 2014. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University, where she teaches “Race, Culture and Representation,” and multiple courses in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies. She also has substantial prior teaching experience at UCSD, where she taught at the department of Communication, as well as in the departments of Theater and Performance Studies and Ethnic Studies. Courses taught at UCSD include “Race, Space and Segregation,” “Life, Death and the Human,” “Performance in the Borderlands,” as well as courses such as “Methods in Media Production,” “Communication and Folklore,” and “Comparative Media Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Walsh describes her scholarship as exploring the “physical and imagined geography of the US-Mexican border.” Drawing on border studies and performance studies, her doctoral research (with two articles under review/revision) explores a simulated border crossing experience operated by the Hñäñu, and indigenous community from El Alberto, Mexico. Walsh’s scholarly practice reflects her multi-disciplinary background and includes creative production. She was part of the Electronic Disturbance/b.a.n.g. lab at UCSD where she has written and translated poetry in the design and performance of a mobile app for undocumented migrants. She has also produced two short films on the migrant experience along the US-Mexico border (both of which have been screened at international film festivals).