Meet Lauren Malone
Assistant Professor, Communication
Phone: (813) 257-4063
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2010 Central College, B.A.
2012 London Metropolitan University, M.A.
2020 Iowa State University, Ph.D.
Scriptwriting (Intro to Visual Storytelling)
Writing for Interactive Media
Lauren Malone specializes in digital rhetoric and pop culture studies, specifically the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender and how they influence various online communities.
Malone's dissertation focused on how queer people of color (QPoC) engage with pop culture spaces online. The results, including strategic engagement, curation of community artifacts and news, and community-building strategies, were then applied to pedagogical questions in order to build a framework for anti-oppressive digital rhetoric curriculum.
Malone's current research investigates hashtags and extended Twitter threads as forms of digital folklore.
Robert A. Miller CEA Memorial Prize for Best Article in the CEA Critic (2019)