Invited Speakers

University of Rochester, New York
Academic Writing as a Way of Thinking

Originally from Lithuania, Dr. Solveiga Armoskaite completed her doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia (Canada), where she trained in generative tradition doing fieldwork on underrepresented languages. She currently teaches at the University of Rochester (US). Her research drives her teaching and vice versa. The current interests are language of emotion, language of advertising, and academic writing.

CV Solveiga Armoskaite, Ph.D.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York
Locating Cultures in Video Games and Interactive Fiction

Iskandar "Izul" Zulkarnain is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He researches and teaches in the area of global digital cultures and media studies, focusing on Southeast Asian popular media, global video games, and global animation cultures. His collections On and Off the Page: Mapping Place in Text and Culture and Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media. He is also one of the co-founders of an inter-institutional initiative, Global Digital Humanities Working Group, with a grant from Central New York Humanities Corridor/Mellon Foundation.