GSR, Film & Media Studies Graduate Student
Former Graduate Student Researchers
Tyler Morgenstern is a PhD candidate in the Department of Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and a former Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He holds a BA in Communication from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and an MA in Media Studies from Concordia University in Montreal. Broadly, his research is concerned with the political, cultural, and social lives of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), with particular reference to the history of ICT development in colonial locales. He is currently completing a dissertation project entitled Colonial Recursion and Decolonial Maneuver in the Cybernetic Diaspora, which explores the points of contact that took shape between the mercurial science of cybernetics and the cultural politics of settler liberalism in Canada and the United States in the years following World War Two. With Dr. Krista Lynes and Dr. Ian Alan Paul, he is co-editor of the open access anthology, Moving Images: Mediating Migration as Crisis (Transcript Verlag, 2020). His writing has also appeared in the journals Synoptique and the International Journal of Communication, and is forthcoming in the edited collection Media in the Americas (ed. Cristina Venegas, Rutgers UP). More information on Tyler and his work can be found at tylermorgenstern.me.