Jake Cowan received an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Chicago in 2011 and a BA in Religious Studies from St. Edward’s University in 2009. His doctoral work in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing is situated at the intersection of continental philosophy and social media, with a specific interest in Lacanian psychoanalysis and the ephemeral line between on-/offline subjectivity. Currently he teaches a course on divisions in digital access and participation, and serves as the project leader for the DWRL's Excitable Media group.
Jeff Boruszak is a PhD in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his MA in 2014. He received his BA in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include contemporary experimental poetry and digital poetics. He is an editor for PennSound and a commentator for Jacket2.
Lauren Grewe is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work focuses on nineteenth-century Native American literatures and American poetry. Her article, "'To Bid His People Rise': Political Renewal and Spiritual Contests at Red Jacket’s Reburial" recently appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Native American and Indigenous Studies.
Laura K. Wallace is a PhD student in the Department of English. Her academic interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century U.S. fiction, reception studies and queer studies. She earned her MA at the University of Texas in 2012 and her BA at Kenyon College in 2006. In addition to teaching Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture, she currently co-edits The Ethnic and Third World (E3W) Review of Books.