Resume

AL VALENTÍN
http://www.linkedin.com/in/alessavalentin
alessa.valentin@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications:

Rutgers University – PhD, Women’s and Gender Studies, August 2014 – Present

Third year PhD student focusing research on the intersections of feminist media studies, affect theory and video games. 

CUNY Brooklyn College – BA, Women’s and Gender Studies, August 2009 – May 2013

Received a Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender Studies with a double minor in Political Science and LGBTQ Studies. Graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a 3.97 Cumulative GPA.

Brooklyn Technical High School, September 2004 – May 2008

Majored in Media Communications.

Professional Experience:

College Assistant, CUNY Brooklyn College; Brooklyn, NY – June 2009 – September 2015

In my work with Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, I focused on creating an online and on campus presence for the the LGBTQStudies minor. Through managing various social media outlets and working to develop a series of workshops related to LBGTQ issues, I built community and informed students of the resources for them on campus. In my work with the Registrar’s Office, I worked with incoming transfer and freshman students to help register for classes and answered any questions related to their transition to the college as new students.

Arts & Entertainment Staff Writer, Brooklyn College Excelsior; Brooklyn, NY – March 2009 – November 2010

Contributed album, book, movie and event reviews for publication.

Research Interests:

Feminist science and technology studies, video games, affect theory, new media, feminist media studies, queer theory, critical race theory, critical disability studies, critical posthumanism, monster theory.

Awards:

National Women’s Studies Association Travel Grant, 2015

Rutgers University Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2016

Brooklyn College Senior Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship, 2012-2013

Presentations:

Extending Play 3: Rutgers University, October 1st, 2015

Addicted to Level: Affect, Temporality, Game Design and Pathologization of Play”

Summer Doctoral Institute on Difference in Media and Culture: USC Annenberg, June 23rd, 2016

“From Cooties to Cunts: Misogyny, Subjectivity and Affect in GamerGate”

2015 NWSA Conference: Precarity: Hilton Milwaukee Center, November 15th, 2015 

“Honoring The Bodies Beyond the Binary: Sexual Difference, Intersexuality and Inclusivity through Spinoza”

Pippi to Ripley: Ithaca College, May 2nd, 2015

“Pixels In Distress: The Affective Economy of Video Games”

Human Futures: Rutgers New Brunswick, April 24th, 2015

“Becoming-Digital, Becoming-Black and Becoming-Orc: The Limits of the Posthuman In Video Games”

Buffy To Batgirl: Rutgers Camden, May 2nd, 2014

“Using the Animator’s Tools to Dismantle the Master’s House: The Subversive Socialization Potential of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time”

LGBTQ Studies Workshop Series: Brooklyn College, October 29th, 2013

“Analysis Is The New Black”

Organizational Membership:

National Women’s Studies Association, April 2015-Present

Was also selected to be a member of the NWSA Women of Color Leadership Program’s 2015 cohort during the 2015 NWSA Conference: Precarity.

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