1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Elizabeth Ellcessor

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

202 Wilson Hall

Office Hours:

Tuesday 12:30pm - 3:00pm or by appointment

Class Schedule:

MDST 3000 Theory and Criticism of Media - TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm (combined section with MDST 8000)

MDST 8000 Media, Culture & Technology - TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm (combined section with MDST 3000)

MDST 8001 Master's Thesis Development - W 2:00pm-4:30pm

Elizabeth Ellcessor conducts research on access to digital media technologies and cultures, particularly with respect to disability and bodily difference. She is the author of Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation (NYU, 2016) and co-editor of Disability Media Studies (NYU, 2017). Her current work explores how digital technologies are changing the conditions of access and civic engagement for emergency media services such as 9-1-1. She was previously an assistant professor at Indiana University, where she taught classes on media industries, social media celebrity, and media convergence. Outside of the classroom, she is a devourer of mystery novels and true crime podcasts.



Disability Media Studies

NYU Press, Oct 2017

Restricted Access

NYU Press, Sep 2016