Sheila Murphy

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SAC Faculty Sheila Murphy

Associate Professor

6437 North Quad

Office Location(s): 6437 North Quad
Office Hours: Fall 2014: Tues. 2:00 - 4:00 pm
and by appt.

Phone: 734.615.7089
scmurphy@umich.edu

  • Fields of Study
    • Digital and new media
    • Media studies
    • Television studies
    • Science and technology studies
    • Cultural studies
    • Visual studies
  • About

    Sheila C. Murphy is a digital media scholar. She trained in visual studies at the University of Rochester (B.A.) and the University of California, Irvine (M.A., Ph.D.).

    She has been actively writing about computer culture, identity and the spaces and modes of engaging with media and technology since 1995. She approaches the everyday circumstances we use media in and on, how users play with technology and how technologies mediate life through a rigorous combination of methods, including visual analysis, history, and theories of culture, which she puts into contact with actual technologies, objects, and experiences.

    Recent Courses Taught

    SAC 367: Introduction to Digital Media Studies
    SAC 368: Virtuality and Digital Identity
    SAC 368: Video Games as Culture/Form
    SAC 376: Digital Media Theory

  • Education
    • M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
    • B.A., University of Rochester