Olivia Banner 2018-09-25T18:30:23+00:00

Project Description

Olivia Banner

Assistant Professor

Olivia Banner works and teaches at the intersections of media, disability studies, and digital culture. Her latest book, Communicative Biocapitalism: The Voice of the Patient in Digital Health and the Health Humanities (University of Michigan Press, 2017), uses critical disability, feminist, and race studies to examine how digital media transform narratives about health and illness.

Banner is a member of Medical Futures Lab, a group of scholars, artists, hackers, and physicians in Houston who are contemplating how to change medical education during this time of media transformation. She is also co-organizer of the Feminist Research Collective at the University of Texas at Dallas and co-Director of Social Practice and Community Engagement (SP&CE) Media.

Focus:
Communication & Culture, Critical Media Studies

Specialization:
Popular Culture, Critical Theory, Media Studies, Intersectional Identities, Cultural Studies, Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, Disability Studies, Labor Studies, Health and Medicine, Surveillance Studies, Science & Technology Studies

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