Rachel A. Plotnick (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She takes an historical approach to the study of information, communication, and media technologies, with a particular interest in human-machine relationships and user interfaces. She investigates how surfaces -- from computer screens to keyboards to buttons -- play a role in the technological and social aspects of daily life.
Dr. Plotnick has published in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Technology and Culture, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and Media, Culture and Society.
B.A., Engish, Indiana University - Bloomington
M.A., Communication, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University
Ph.D., Media, Technology and Society, Northwestern University
Areas of Interest
Introduction to Communication and Mass/”New” Media