Alex Campolo: About

I am a PhD candidate (expected 2018) in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. I work with the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Social Computing at research group at NYU and beyond.

I am interested in the social and material construction of information, often with a historical focus. My previous research has explored the media of finance. Theoretical interests include media archaeology, critcal theory, and science and technology studies.

From 2011 to 2013 I worked as a research analyst at The Harmony Institute. This New York-based non-profit works to understand the the impact of entertainment on the social sector.

I completed a Master's Degree in the School of Media Studies at the New School in 2012. My thesis (available on request) explored financial media of the late 19th century (namely, the stock ticker), the abstraction of stock prices, the sociology of financial markets of the time, and the rise of the theory of efficient markets.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia in 2009, where I wrote a thesis about representations of urban violence in the films of Spike Lee and Mathieu Kassovitz.

For more information, please download my CV (pdf).

Academic email: amc989 [at] nyu.edu

Personal email: alexander.campolo [at] gmail.com

Twitter: @alexcampolo

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