Research and Creative Interestsmedia access, disability, digital media, cultural studies, celebrity, media activism, civic media,
Elizabeth Ellcessor works at the intersection of cultural, media, and disability studies. Her research and teaching interests include media history, access, and literacy, as well as social media, participatory culture, celebrity and performance of the self, media convergence, the construction of the public, and representations of dis/ability. She is an affiliate faculty member in the department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Cultural Studies program.
More information is at her website.
Courses Recently Taught
F334 Media Participation and Convergence
D337 New Media
F420 Media History (US Television History)
F552 Critical Industry Studies
F620 Digital Media Access
"'One Tweet to Make So Much Noise': Connected Celebrity Activism in the Case of Marlee Matlin," New Media & Society (2016). doi:10.1177/1461444816661551
“Cyborg Hoaxes: Disability, Deception, and Critical Studies of Digital Media.“ New Media & Society (2016). doi:10.1177/1461444816642754
“Is There a Sign for That? Sign Language Interpretation and the Visibility of Access.” Perspectives: Studies in Translatology. 23:4 (2015). 586-598.
“<ALT=”Textbooks”>: Web Accessibility Myths as Negotiated Industrial Lore” Critical Studies in Media Communication. 31:5 (2014)
“Tweeting @feliciaday: Online Social Media, Convergence and the Subcultural Stardom of Felicia Day.” Cinema Journal. 51:2 (2012). 46-66.