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Brianna Dym | Curriculum Vitae

University of Colorado Boulder

brianna.dym@colorado.edu 


Education

PhD in Information Science – Projected Graduation in 2022
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
Advisor: Casey Fiesler
Current GPA: 4.0
Areas of interest: technology ethics and social norms, online communities
Dissertation: to be determined

Masters Degree in English (sociolinguistics) – 2014
University of Alaska, Anchorage; Anchorage, AK
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Final GPA: 4.0
Areas of interest: information technology, digital literacy, sociolinguistics
Thesis: Peer Review Goes Public: FictionPress as a Community of Practice

B.A. Degree in English Education – 2012
University of Alaska, Anchorage; Anchorage, AK
Completed minor in creative writing
Graduated Cum Laude
Final GPA: 3.69

High School Diploma – 2008
Robert Service High School; Anchorage, AK
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

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Professional Experience

Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder | August 2018 – Present

  • Researcher on the PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for computational research) grant (advised by Casey Fiesler).

Research Intern, Syracuse University | June 2018 – September 2018

  • Researcher on the Transition Resilience with Technology grant (advised by Bryan Semaan).

Communications Specialist & Office Manager, Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference | December 2014 – October 2016

  • Organized conference events, interviewed constituents in Southwest Alaska, wrote grant proposals on behalf of the organization.

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Teaching Experience 

Information Science 1101: Computation in Society | Teaching Assistant

  • Fall 2017 (1 unit), Spring 2018 (1 unit)

English 111: Introduction to Composition (Online & F2F) | Instructor of Record

  • Fall 2012 (1 unit), Spring 2013 (2 units), Fall 2013 (2 units), Spring 2014 (1 unit), Fall 2014 (2 units), Fall 2016 (2 units)

English 212: Technical Writing | Instructor of Record

  • Spring 2014 (1 unit), Spring 2016 (1 unit)

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Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Dym, B., Fiesler, C., & Semaan, B. (2018). “Coming out okay”: Constructing community narratives for LGBTQ identity recovery work. Under review for CHI 2019.
  • Dym, B., Brubaker, J., & Fiesler, C. (2018). “theyre all trans sharon”: Authoring gender in video game fan fiction. Forthcoming in Game Studies.
  • Dym, B. & Fiesler, C. (2018). Vulnerable and online: Fandom’s case for stronger privacy norms and tools. CSCW ’18 Companion.
  • Dym, B. & Fiesler, C. (2018). “Generations, Migrations, and the Future of Fandom’s Private Spaces.” In “The Future of Fandom” special 10th anniversary issue, Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 28.
  • Stone, J. C., Day, J., Dym, B., Kahlenbeck, K. O. R., Kraft, Z. R., Reynaga, S. V., … & Allen, S. (2016). The WoW experience: Grounding a graduate English seminar. On the Horizon, 24(1)

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Peer-reviewed Presentations

  • Dym, B., Aragon, C., Bullard, J., Davis, R., Fiesler, C. Online Fandom: Research, Challenges, and Opportunities. Presented at ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW Companion). Jersey City, NJ, 2018.
  • Fiesler, C. and Dym, B. Migrating Across Lands: Fandom and Online Community Migration. Presented at AOIR 2018: Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Montreal, Canada, 2018.
  • You can’t just ‘fix-it’: Reclaiming game narratives in fan fiction – presented on Saturday, September 29 2018 for Queer Games Conference at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • ‘everyone is lesbians’: Queer gamers rewriting the narrative – presented on Friday, March 23 2018 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “Using Apples to Apples to Teach Rhetoric in First-Year Composition” – presented Friday, April 11 2014 for Serious Fun at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “Peer Review Goes Public: What FictionPress Demonstrates as a Writing Community to Composition Studies” – presented Saturday, March 8 2014 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • “D’ye gull all the coves with flash speech, ye cakey dollymop?: Dialect construction in The Difference Engine” – presented Saturday, March 1 2014 for Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics at University of Victoria.
  • “An Evolutionary Journey: Moving from Face to Face Instruction to Online Teaching” – panel discussion on Friday, March 8 2013 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage

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Invited Presentations

  • “Enterprising Fans: How femslash fans fill in the gaps mainstream media leaves behind” – presented Saturday, February 17 2018 for Geek Out UCR at the University of California Riverside.
  • “Information Science in a Nutshell” – two classroom discussions on Monday, November 20 2017 for Dr. Bowie’s English 474 and Linguistics 201 classes at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “Peer Review Strategies for the Composition Classroom” – workshop about best peer review practices on Thursday, August 20 2015 for incoming graduate teaching assistants at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “How to Not Starve With an English Degree” – panel discussion on Saturday, February 28 2015 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “Creative Writing Exhibition” – presented spoken-word poetry on Friday, February 27 2015 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “Creative Writing Hacks for the Composition Classroom” – round table discussion on Friday, February 27 2015 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “The English MA at UAA” – panel discussion on Thursday, February 26 2015 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “D’ye gull all the coves with flash speech, ye cakey dollymop?: Dialect construction in The Difference Engine” – presented for Dr. Bowie’s graduate linguistics class on Tuesday, February 17 2015 at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “Classroom Peer Review” – presented current techniques, research, and insights into composition classroom peer review for cohort of new teaching assistants on Friday, August 15 2014 at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • Invited: “The Living Room: Eagle River Writers Read” – read short story aloud for local writer’s and reader’s event on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Jitters, Eagle River.
  • Invited: “Peer Review Online” – presented up-to-date research and inquiries concerning peer review and technology in the composition classroom on Friday, January 17, 2014 at University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • “Evolution of the Female Role in Transnational Literature” – presented in part of Panel “Rethinking the Transformations of Women in Literature and Film” on Saturday, March 9, 2013 for Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric at University of Alaska, Anchorage.

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Awards & Honors

  • CU Graduate Student Travel Grant (Fall 2018)
  • UAA English Department Excellence in Teaching Award (Spring 2014)
  • USUAA Travel Grant (Fall 2013)
  • Teaching Assistantship with UAA Department of English (Fall 2012)
  • Department of English Tuition Waiver (Spring 2012)
  • Martin Luther King Student Leadership Award (Fall 2012)
  • UA Scholars Academic Scholarship (2008-2012)