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Michael Black

Michael Black
Michael Black, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English
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    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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    (978) 934-5277
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    O'Leary Library - 448
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Digital Humanities, Digital Culture, New Media, 20th & 21st Century American Culture


  • Ph D: English, (2014), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL
    Supporting Area: Digital Humanities & 20th Century American Culture
  • MA: English, (2008), Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
  • BA: English, (2006), University of Louisville - Louisville, KY
    Supporting Area: Philosophy


Michael L. Black's research has appeared in Digital Humanities Quarterly, the International Journal for Humanities and Arts Computing, and Games and Culture. His research interests include the cultural history of computing, large scale text analysis, and Internet culture. His current book project examines the rhetorical history of usability in personal computing. Prior to joining the faculty at UMass Lowell, Michael served as an Associate Director for the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Art, and Social Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.