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Kirsten Ostherr
Professor
Professor in English
 
e-mail:kostherr@rice.edu
 
  • MPH public health promotion and behavioral science (2014) University of Texas, Houston, TX
  • Ph.D. American Civilization (2001) Brown University, Providence, RI
  • MA American Civilization (1997) Brown University, Providence, RI
  • BA History and Literature (1993) Reed College, Portland, OR
 
Primary Department
   Department of English
Picture
 
Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts
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    Other Affiliations
     
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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    Websites
     Kirsten Ostherr personal website
     Medical Futures Lab
     Department of English faculty page
     Department of English faculty page
     
    Research Areas
     Film and Mass Media, Digital Medical Humanities, Historical Health films, Medical Imaging, Television, Instructional and Educational films, Documentary, Public Health, Digital Media, mHealth
     
    Teaching Areas
     U.S. and International Film, Television, Documentary, Medicine and Media, Digital Media, Gender, Race
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Ostherr Kirsten, Killoran Peter, Shegog Ross, and Bruera Eduardo. "Death in the Digital Age: A Systematic Review of Information and Communication Technologies in End-of-Life Care." Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19 (Dec. 29, 2015)

     
     

    Ostherr, Kirsten; Banner, Olivia "“‘Design in Motion’: Introducing Science/Animation.” ." Discourse, 38.3 (2016) In Press

     
     

    Ostherr, Kirsten "“Ebola in Dallas: Failure to Connect Data and Story.” ." KevinMD.com (Nov. 3, 2014)


    http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/11/ebola-dallas-failure-connect-data-story.html
     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Operative Bodies: Live Action and Animation in Medical Films of the 1920s,” solicited chapter for special issue of Journal of Visual Culture, “Science and Documentary” vol. 12, no. 2 (2012). Solicited and refereed.

     
     

    Ostherr, K. ""Contagion and the Boundaries of the Visible: The Cinema of World Health"." Camera Obscura, 50, v. 17.2 (2002) : 1-39.

     
     Articles
     

    Ostherr "Military Vision: Proximity, Point-of-View Camerawork, and the Aesthetics of Violence." Submitted

     
     

    Ostherr, K. ""'Invisible Invaders': The Global Body in Public Health Films"." Cultural Sutures: Medicine, Media and Morals

     
     Books
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, Medical Visions: Producing the Patient Through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies (NY: Oxford UP, 2013)

     
     Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health
     
     Editor of books
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, co-editor "special issue of journal Discourse, "Science/Animation"." Discourse, 38.3 (2016) In Press

     
     Book chapters
     

    Kirsten Ostherr "“Animating Informatics: Scientific Discovery through Documentary Film.” ." The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Documentary Studies (2015)

     
     

    “The Biopolitics of Animation: Global Health and Sponsored Films in the Postwar Era.” Solicited chapter for David Cantor, Anja Laukötter, and Christian Bonah, eds., Communicating Good Health (in press, University of Rochester Press).

     

     

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Cinema as Universal Language of Health Education: Translating Science in Unhooking the Hookworm (1920).” Solicited book chapter for Nancy Anderson and Michael Dietrich, eds., The Educated Eye: Visual Culture and Pedagogy in the Life Sciences. University Press of New England. 

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Medical Education Through Film: Animating Anatomy at the American College of Surgeons and Eastman Kodak.” Dan Streible, Devin Orgeron, and Marsha Orgeron, eds., Learning with the Lights Off: A Reader in Educational Film. Oxford University Press (2012).

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Health Films, Cold War, and the Production of Patriotic Audiences: The Body Fights Bacteria (1948).” Solicited book chapter for Charles Acland and Haidee Wasson, eds., Useful Cinema. Duke University Press (2011).

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Narrative Medicine, Biocultures, and the Visualization of Health and Disease.” Caroline F. Levander and Robert S. Levine, eds., A Companion to American Literary Studies. Wiley-Blackwell Press (2011).

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Racial and Sexual Minority Identity in Healthcare and Research: Philadelphia (1993).Henri G. Colt, Silvia Quadrelli, and Lester Friedman, eds., The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. Oxford University Press (2011).

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Empathy and Objectivity: Health Education Through Corporate Publicity Films.” David Serlin, ed., Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture. University of Minnesota Press (2010).

     
     

    Ostherr "Cinema as Universal Language of Health Education: Translating Science in Unhooking the Hookworm (1920)." The Educated Eye: Visual Culture and Pedagogy in the Life SciencesSubmitted

     
     

    Ostherr "Empathy and Objectivity: Health Education Through Corporate Publicity Films." Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual CultureIn Press

     
     

    Ostherr "Medical Education Through Film: Animating Anatomy at the American College of Surgeons and Eastman Kodak." Submitted

     
     

    Ostherr "The Body Fights Bacteria: World War II and the Instructional Effects of Non-Theatrical Medical Motion Pictures." Useful CinemaSubmitted

     
     

    Ostherr "Boardroom, Laboratory, Plantation: Health Education Through Corporate Publicity Films." Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual CultureIn Press

     
     Book reviews
     American Historical Review v. 113 (October 2008): 1194-1195
     
     Other
     

    Ostherr, Kirsten "Death in the digital age: A systematic review of information and communication technologies in end-of-life care ." ProQuest Dissertations , 1622474102 (2014)


    http://search.proquest.com/docview/1622474102?accountid=7064
     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "Theorizing the Medium: Representing Contagion Through Film, Television, and Digital Technologies." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, London, England. (April 2005)

     
     Conference Paper
     

    "“Collaborative Design for the Digital Age,” ." Emerging Te(x)chs Conference: The Use of Emerging Technologies for Healthcare Messages, United Way, Houston, TX. (June 2014)

     
     

    "“Collaborative, Participatory Design: New Health Literacies for the Digital Age.” ." Enhancing Lives Through Arts and Health, 25th Anniversary Conference, Global Alliance for the Arts in Healthcare , Houston, TX. (April 2014)

     
     

    "“How Emerging Technologies Get Into Medical School: Lessons from 100 Years of Innovation,” ." Medicine X conference , Stanford Medical School, Palo Alto, CA . (Sept. 2014)

     
     

    "“Untethered Technology: Aesthetics and Affordances of Mobile Health Media.”." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, WA. (March 2014)

     
     

    "“mHealth and the Quantified Self: A TechnoHuman Experiment.” ." The Contours of Algorithmic Life Conference, University of California, Davis. (May 2014)

     
     

    "“mHealth: Mapping the Networks of Algorithmic Life.” ." Texas Digital Humanities Conference, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (April 2014)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    Presented conference paper..  ""Institutionalizing Intersectionality: At the Borders of Globalization, Visuality, and Identity"." Flash Points, University of Texas - Austin. (Oct. 18-19, 2002)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "“Designing Interdisciplinary Curricula for Medical Education and Training” ." Image-Knowledge-Gestaltung Cluster of Excellence seminar, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. (June 2015)

     
     

    "“Learning from Patients in Real Time: Digital Storytelling” ." Medicine X Ed, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. (Sept. 2015) With Roni Zeiger

     
     

    "“Making Data into Stories.” ." Image-Knowledge-Gestaltung Cluster of Excellence seminar, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. (June 2015)

     
     

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    "Scalable Connectivity for Superseniors.”

    ." Louisville Innovation Summit, Louisville, KY. (Oct. 2015)

     
     

    "“Co-creation for Doctors and Patients: Celluloid Lessons for the Digital Age.” ." The Visual Image and the Future of Medical Humanities Conference, Institute for Medical Humanities , University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. (May 2014)

     
     

    "“How Do We See Health and Disease?” ." Charter 100 Lecture, River Oaks Country Club , Houston, TX. (March 2014)

     
     

    "“Medical Futures Lab: Knowledge Design for an Age of Digital Disruption.” ." Image-Knowledge-Gestaltung, Image Guidance Cluster , Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. (Sept. 2014)

     
     

    "“Medical Reality TV from the Cold War to the Social Web.”." Medical Images and Medical Narratives in Later Modern Popular Culture , Ulm University, Ulm, Germany. (Sept. 2014)

     
     

    Humanities in a STEM World. STEM in a Humanities World.” ADFL/MLA Summer Seminar, Houston, TX

     

     
     

    “Design Thinking for Digital Health Literacy.” Medicine, Energy, Space & Technology (MEST) Conference, Houston, TX

     
     

    “Digital Medical Humanities” Rice Medical Humanities Symposium, Houston, TX

     
     

    “LaToya Ruby Frazier: Media Ecology & Participatory Public Health.” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

     
     

    "“From Health Films to Healthy Games: Interventionist Animation.” Enchanted Drawing: Animation Across the Disciplines Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA." (September 2012 )

     
     

    Invited lecture. “Biomedicine, Animation, and the Problem of the Audience.” Science/Film Symposium, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

     
     

    Invited lecture. “Medical Waste.” Luce Foundation Defining Ephemera Project, Ephemera and Archives Symposium, Houston, TX

     
     
    Invited lecture. “Social Media, Reality TV, and the Future of Medical Education.” Institute for Medical Humanities Colloquium, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

     
     
    Invited lecture. “The Biopolitics of Animation: Global Health and Sponsored Films in the Postwar Era.” Brocher Foundation Symposium: “Communicating Good Health: Movies, Medicine, and the Cultures of Risk in the Twentieth Century,” Geneva, Switzerland

     
     

    Invited lecture. “Motion Pictures in the History of Medical Education.” Houston History of Medicine Society, Houston, TX

     

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “‘Spectacular Problems in Surgery’: Medical Motion Pictures at the American College of Surgeons.” Mütter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, PA

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Medical Reality TV.” Seminar in the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Medical Visual Culture.” Rice University-Menil Collection Symposium on “Museums and the Medical Humanities: The Arts of Transformation.” Rice University, Houston, TX

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “The Cultural Significance of Medical Imaging, Or: Why You Should Care What Your Patients Watch on TV.” Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Killer App? Medical Media and the Fantasy of Technology-Driven Health.” Science Studies Colloquium, University of California, San Diego

     
     

    "Contagion and the Nation: Visualizing Borders in an Era of Pandemics." Humanities Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. (February 2007)

     
     

    Producer of Media Presentation.  "Global Health Campaigns Through Visual Media." 1st Annual Global Health Design Challenge Symposium: Integrated Solutions to Advance Global Health. Beyond Traditional Borders Initiative, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. (April 2007)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Picturing a Cure: Visual Media in the Pursuit of World Health." Rice University Alumni College, New York, NY. (May 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "“Visual Pedagogy: Imaging and Instruction in Postwar Public Health Films.." Humanities Research Center, Rice University. (Oct. 2006)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Motion Pictures, Medicine, and Methodology." Mellon Foundation Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Brown University, Providence, RI. (Nov. 2004)

     
     

    Speaker.  "The Normalization of Violence." Wolfson Center for National Affairs, New School University, New York, NY. (March 2005)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Violence in the Mass Media." Scientia, an Institute for the History of Science and Culture,, Rice University. (Jan. 2005)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Visual Media in the Pursuit of World Health." World Health Organization,, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. (April 2006)

     
     

    "The Normalization of Violence." Wolfson Center for National Affairs, New School University, New York, NY. (March 2005)

     
     

    "Violence in the Mass Media." Scientia, an Institute for the History of Science and Culture, Rice University. (Jan. 2005)

     
     

    Present paper.  "Distributing Cinema, Spreading Disease." Media Archaeology, Rice University/Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX. (April 2004)

     
     

    Guest speaker and discussion leader for grad student and faculty seminar.  "Methodology Seminar." Mellon Foundation Science and Technology Studies Seminar, Brown University, Providence, RI. (Nov. 2004)

     
     

    Presented 30 minute lecture during brown bag series..  "“Contagion and the Problem of the Visual.”." Faculty Colloquium, Department of Anthropology, Rice University. (April 2003)

     
     

    Presented lecture..  "“Representing Contamination.”." Feminist Reading Group Colloquium on Gender and Visual Culture, Rice University. (April 2003)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "“Digital Medical Humanities: Making Data Into Stories.” ." 4th International Health Humanities Conference - Health Humanities: The Next Decade , University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO. (April 2015)

     
     

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    “How to Bring Technologies of Tomorrow into Hospitals of Yesterday.” 

    ." Navigated Brain Stimulation in Neurosurgery, 7th Annual International Symposium, The Nordic Embassies, Felleshus, Berlin, Germany. (October 2015 )

     
     

    "“Design is Good for Your Health.” ." Design for America Hackathon, Rice University, Houston, TX. (April 2014)

     
     

    "“Hacking the Silos.” ." Of Two Minds: Bringing Together the Sciences and Humanities Symposium, University of California, Davis. (May 2014)

     
     

    “Can Movies Make Us Healthier?” TEDx Houston, TX

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Going Viral: Visualizing Contagion and Pathology in Hollywood and Public Health Films, 1922 to 2010.” Samuel G. Dunn Lectureship in Medicine and the Humanities, Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

     
     

    Keynote Speaker.  "Picturing a Cure: Public Health Films in the Global Fight Against Communicable Diseases." Global Health Histories Symposium, History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. (Nov. 2005)

     
     

    "Picturing a Cure: Public Health Films in the Global Fight Against Communicable Diseases." Global Health Histories/National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health/Bethesda, MD. (Nov. 2005)

     
     Lectures
     

    “Is Digital Media Literacy the Hinge Technology for Linking eDoctors with ePatients in the 21st Century?” Medicine X Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

     
     

    "“Lessons from the History of Medical Social Media and Reality TV.” Houston History of Medicine Society Houston, TX." (November 2012 )

     
     

    "Violence in the Mass Media." Conflict, Violence, War, and Hope: A Scientia Companion Series, Rice University School of Continuing Studies. (Feb. 2005)

     
     Other
     

    Conference organizer and opening lecture, Millennial Medicine symposium

     
     Panelist
     

    "“Digital Medical Humanities.” ." Humanities, Medicine and STEM panel with NEH Chairman William Adams, Rice University. (Dec. 2015)

     
     

    "“How to Get Physicians to Embrace Innovation (Lessons from 120 Years of Iteration).” ." Innovation in Healthcare Symposium. Jesse Jones Graduate School of Business , Rice University. (May 2015)

     
     

    “Learning from the (Really) Early Adopters: Mobile Health 1913-2013.” mHealth Summit, Washington, D.C.

     
     

    Biosecurity + Mobile Sensors = (Health) Surveillance Networks?” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL

     
     

    "“Medical Futures Lab: Reimagining Medicine at the Intersection of Humanity and Technology,” Baylor College of Medicine Education Day Symposium, Houston, TX." (May 2012 )

     
     

    "“Science/Animation.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, MA." (March 2012 )

     
     

    "“The Medical Futures Lab: Digital Knowledge Design for Medical Education.” Medicine X Conference, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA." (September 2012 )

     
     

    Kirsten Ostherr, “Avatar in the OR: From Medical Motion Pictures to Second Life.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

     
     

    "Adapting Science: Health Films for the General Public." Texas Film Studies Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (April 2007)

     
     

    "Public Relations and Public Health: Propaganda versus Education in Postwar Instructional Films." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL. (March 2007)

     
     

    "Medical Media: From the Laboratory to the Public Sphere." Visible Evidence XII, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. (Aug. 2005)

     
     

    "Visual Pedagogy in Action: Unhooking the Hookworm (1920)." Film & History Conference, Dallas, TX. (Nov. 2006)

     
     

    "Medical Media: From the Laboratory to the Public Sphere." Visible Evidence, Montreal, Quebec. (Aug. 2005)

     
     

    "Theorizing the Medium: Representing Contagion Through Film, Television, and Digital Technologies." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, London, England. (April 2005)

     
     

    Presenter and panel chair.  "Bioterrorism/Biotelevision." Society for Literature and Science, Duke University, Durham, NC. (Oct. 2004)

     
     

    present paper.  "Contagion and the Representation of Terrorism." American Society of Bioethics and Humanities Spring Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

     
     

    Panel Chair and Respondent.  "Fitness: The Body at the Crossroads of Science, Culture and Politics.." American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA. (Nov. 2004)

     
     

    "“Communicable Disease? Mediations of Anthrax.”." American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT. (October 2003)

     
     

    Presented paper and chaired panel..  "“HBO Sundays and the Digital Revolution”." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (March 2003)

     
     

    Panel Chair and Commentator.  "“With His Camera in His Hand: Filmmaker Jim Mendiola’s Contingencies of History and Identity in Come and Take it Day.”." Western Literature Association, Houston, TX. (November 2003)

     
     Posters
     

    "“Can We Do Better? Use of Information and Communication Technologies in End-of-Life Care” ." American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (Nov. 2014)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "“Bringing the Patient Voice to Medical Education: Digital Tools for Storytelling.” ." ANES 204, “Medical Education in the New Millennium,” Stanford University School of Medicine , (Oct. 2014) With Bryan Vartabedian

     
     Session Chair
     

    "“Applied Media Studies.” ." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal, Canada . (March 2015)

     
     

    "“Teaching Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy to Solve Real Problems,” ." American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL . (Nov. 2014)

     
     

    “Transmedia Hackathon.” HealthFoo UnConference, Microsoft NERD Campus, Cambridge, MA

     
     

    "MIND CONTROL: IDEAS ABOUT MEDIA INFLUENCE IN THE POSTWAR ERA." Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL. (March 2007) With Charles Acland

     
     Workshops
     

    ""The Power of Narrative: Contextualizing a Culture of Health through Story.” ." Health Narrative Design Workshop, Business Innovation Factory/RWJF, Providence, RI. (Feb. 2015)

     
     

    "“Making a MedEd MOOC: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” ." Medicine X Ed, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. (Sept. 2015) With Bryan Vartabedian and Larry Chu

     
    Editorial Positions
     Editor for Special Issue, Discourse. Wayne State University Press. (2015 - 2015)

     Associate Editor, Literature and Medicine. (2015 - 2015)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Laura Jones, PhD TBA. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lina Dibs, PhD TBA. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Laura Jones, phD "Over the Moon: Extended-Cycle Contraception and the Recent Evolution of Medicine and Womanhood". (2011) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lina Dib, PhD “Memory as concept and design in digital recording technologies,” . (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Samhita Sunya, PhD “Love in the Time of Cinema: “Singsong Syncretism” and the Beloved Other of Bollywood” . (2014) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Josh Kitching, PhD "The Pornography of Place: The Construction of a Local Erotic Media Culture in San Francisco, 1960 to Today." . (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Elizabeth Rodwell, PhD Unsustainable: The Precarious Future of Japanese Commercial Television. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sharon Syau, BA “The ‘Human’ in Medicine: Potential Implications for Integrating Artificial Intelligence into the Diagnostic Process” . (2015) (Thesis Director)

     Kenneth Alewine, PhD Melancholia and Consciousness in Music, Art, and Literature. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Vibha Gokhale, PhD The Fetish of the ‘Open’: Social Capital and the Politics of Knowledge Production in Open-Source Communities. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sharon Syau, BA “The “Human” in Medicine: Integrating Artificial Intelligence into the Diagnostic Process”. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Rachel Conrad Bracken, PhD “Bodies in Time: The Ethics of Immunity in the Literature of American Public Health”. (2017) (Thesis Director)

     Rachel Hooper, PhD “A Singular Cloud: The Racial Politics of Art History in the United States, 1850-1900”. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Communication, American Medical Writers Association

     Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (€5,000) Two-week residence to deliver lectures, seminars and workshops., Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

     Invited Member, Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health , University of Texas School of Public Health (May 2014)

     Selected participant, Ithaka S+R Sustaining Digital Resources Course , (Jan. 2014)

     Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship , Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (March 2012)

     Master of Public Health degree, University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health (May 2014)

     Faculty Fellow in The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics, , The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX (7/2010)

     Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (4/2010)

     C.P. Snow Faculty fellow, Scientia (2008-09)

     Scientia Faculty Fellow, Scientia, An Institute for the History of Science and Culture (2007-09)

     “Health Media Literacy.”, Rice University Faculty Initiatives Fund (Spring 2007-2009)

     Visiting Fellow, Dartmouth College Humanities Institute (Spring 2006)

     Finalist, Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, (April 2005)

     Faculty Fellowship, Center for the Study of Cultures, (March 2005)

     Finalist, Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award, Rice University Phi Beta Kappa Society (April 2004)

     Dean of Humanities Summer Writing Stipend, Dean of Humanities, Rice University (6/04-8/04)

     Mosle Research Award, Dean of Humanities, Rice University (AY 03-04)

     Humanities Faculty Summer Research Award, Rice University Dean of Humanities (6/03-8/03)

     Mosle Research Award, Dean of Humanities (Fall 03)

    Residencies & Summer Festivals
     Residency
     Rockefeller Archive Center, Scholar-in-Residence Research Grant Award. Award of $5,000 for one month's residency to conduct archival research., Pocantico Hills, NY. (July 2004)
    Outside competitive research support for early stages of preparing manuscript for second book project.

    Juries
     Master Class
     FutureMed. Selected participant, FutureMed executive training course, Singularity University, Mountain View, CA. (2/12)
     IDEO ePatient Design Challenge. Collaborative Design master class, Palo Alto, CA. (9/13)
     Ithaka S+R Sustaining Digital Resources Course . Selected participant, Ithaka S+R Sustaining Digital Resources Course (inaugural class) , NY, NY. (10/13)
     “Learning from Patients in Real Time: Digital Storytelling” . Invited Master Class. Medicine X Ed conference, Stanford Medical School, Palo Alto, CA. (Sept. 2015)
    with Roni Zeiger

    Positions Held
     Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health. (2015 - 2015)

     Associate Director, Scientia Institute for the History of Science and Culture, Rice University . (2012 - 2013)

     Co-Chair, Non-theatrical Film and Video Scholarly Interest Group (Elected position), Society for Cinema and Media Studies . (2010 - 2010)

     Adjunct Professor, UT McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. (2015 - 2015)

     Faculty Fellow , The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX . (2010 - 2013)

     Co-founder, Nontheatrical Film and Video Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies. (2008 - 2008)

     Manuscript Reviewer, PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association of America). (2008 - 2008)

     Manuscript Reviewer, Technology and Culture (The International Quarterly of the Society for the History of Technology). (2008 - 2008)

     Manuscript Reviewer, Feminist Review. (2008 - 2008)

     Grant reviewer, Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (WWTF) Vienna Science and Technology Fund/Art(s) & Sciences. (2008 - 2008)

     Co-chair, Nontheatrical Film and Video Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies. (2008 - 2008)