HeadshotAvery Dame-Griff is a Lecturer in Communication Studies (Spring 2020) at Gonzaga University, as well as the primary curator of the Queer Digital History Project.  Avery received his PhD in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. He also holds a BA (2010) in English from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and an MA (2012) in American Studies from the University of Kansas.

In 2016-2017, Dame-Griff was the Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), where he studied how transgender-identified people used Usenet, an early digital communication platform. His research interests include social and new media, sociolinguistics, gender and transgender studies, and discourse analysis.  His work has appeared in Internet Histories, Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Language and Sexuality, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. He served as Assistant Editor of AMSJ: American Studies from 2010 to 2012.

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