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Lisa St. Clair Harvey Faculty Member

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An associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) and the former Director of the Film Studies Program and the Radio-Television Program at George Washington University (GWU), Dr. Kerric Harvey is also a working playwright and multimedia producer who explores technology and culture in a wide variety of periods and places, including real-world, online and social media landscapes. Her theatrical work has been professionally produced in Ireland, England, Canada, and the U.S. Academically, Dr. Harvey writes about the media arts and cultural archetype in the public imagination, the anthropological effects of new media technologies, digital storytelling, safety and security in the digital environment, and the relationship between new media narratives and political identity, an interest that began with her appointment to a National Science Foundation team tasked by the 1995 Clinton White House with developing a national research agenda for anthropology and the internet in the 21st century. She was also an early researcher on writing and producing for mobile phone cinema (Very Small Screen Cinema), spearheading GW's collaboration in a cell phone filmmaking experiment by noted actor and film director Spike Lee. Recently appointed as the Inaugural Fellow for New Research Methods at Canada's Center for Imaginative Ethnography, she is also available for international collaboration as a Fulbright Senior Specialist. Additionally, Dr. Harvey is active in the Irish Film Institute and the Dramatists Guild of America, and is also a Visiting Researcher at Oxford University under the sponsorship of the Oxford Internet Institute and a Fellow of London’s Royal Anthropological Institute. An award winning professor at GW since 1991 and a member of the University's Academy of Distinguished Teachers, she is also the General Editor of Sage Publications celebrated three volume, 1,600 page "Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics," noted by Library Journal as one of the "Best Reference Works of 2014" and winner of an Apex Award for Excellence, and has been accepted for inclusion in Oxford University’s Bodleian Library.

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