Victoria Szabo

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  • Duke University, Visual and Media Studies, Research Professor


  • Durham, North Carolina, United States of America



  • Victoria Szabo is a Research Professor in Visual and Media Studies in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. She is also graduate faculty in the Computational Media, Arts & Cultures program, Director of the Information Science + Studies program, and leads the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Her work focuses on digital media authorship in scholarly contexts, with special attention to virtual worlds, geo-temporal platforms, and immersive narrative environments. She is also co-principal in the Psychasthenia Studio, a digital arts collaborative, and is active in the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community. She holds a PhD in English, with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Rochester.


    Victoria Szabo is an Assistant Research Professor of Visual Studies and New Media in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke university. She is also the program director for Information Science + Information Studies, an interdisciplinary research center and curricular program at Duke. Her work focuses on digital media authorship and critique, especially involving multimodal maps and virtual world environ- ments, and on new modes of scholarly research and practice. She was Chair of the Information Aesthetics Showcase at SIGGRAPH 2009 and served on the 2007 and 2008 Art Gallery juries and on-site committees. She holds a PhD in English (Victorian Studies) from the university of Rochester, as well as a Certificate from the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Research on Women and Gender.


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