1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Kevin Driscoll

Assistant Professor

210 Wilson Hall

Office Hours:

Tuesday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
or by appointment

Class Schedule:

MDST 4559: Computational Media

Kevin Driscoll is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies. His research explores popular culture, political communication, and networked personal computing, with special attention to mythology, folklore, and infrastructure. Some of his previous work explores everyday and emerging uses of social media such as live-tweeting, joking about politics, and, spreading rumors. His dissertation traced the pre-history of social media through the dial-up bulletin board systems of the 1980s and 1990s. Currently, he is writing a technical and cultural history of the French Minitel system in collaboration with Julien Mailland from Indiana University.
Kevin joined the Department in the fall of 2016 after working as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research. He holds a PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and an M.S. from Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, he taught mathematics and computer science for grades 6-12 at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge, MA.