Megan Christine Turner
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Year of Entry: Fall 2009
Ph.D. Program - Cultural Studies

Research Interests:

Comparative analysis of anarchism in the Russian Revolution, Mexican Revolution, and U.S. labor movements; temporality and revolutionary utopias; networks of resistance (radical print cultures, underground organizations, digital networks); music and resistance; new media and information warfare (hacktivism, Zapatismo, misinformation); practices of public and political intervention (tactical media, public art, direct action, culture-jamming); graphic design studies and visual culture.

Research Skills:

Proficient in copyediting, traditional library research and archival work. Advanced skills in digital research, including digitized archival collections, search filters, new media and social networks. Background in graphic design. Proficient in a variety of production software, including Adobe Creative Suite 5 applications (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Professional, some Dreamweaver), Final Cut Pro, and Microsoft Office.

About Megan:

Megan Turner is a Ph.D. student in the Cultural Studies section of the Literature Department at the University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on transnational anarchist movements, beginning with a comparative study of the cultural texts surrounding the Russian Revolution, Mexican Revolution and U.S. labor movements in the early twentieth century and continuing to more recent sites of resistance, including new media, music, hacking, and alternative pedagogical spaces. Rooted in community activism and working class cultures, her work seeks to highlight moments that use coalitional politics to destabilize exclusionary nationalist identity-formations and disrupt global capitalist formations of power. A former Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) Scholar and UCHRI California Humanities Scholar, Megan currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Cultural Studies Association.