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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the department at UNC, I received an MA in Communication and Culture from York University and a BA from the University of Vermont. 

I work in media and cultural studies, as well as in organizational communication. Broadly speaking, my research looks at how we produce, measure, and compare different kinds of value. Taking a contextual approach to questions about value and valuation, I analyze these issues in relation to different cultural, technological, and organizational forces.  

Beyond this, I write more generally on critical and cultural theory. I am particularly interested in genealogical accounts of political and economic liberalism, as well as in critical theories of work, labor, and value. I also maintain a strong interest in theoretical approaches to technology and technological change. 

CONTACT

UNC Email: 

dspielma@live.unc.edu

Pronouns: he/him

UNC Mailing Address: 

Department of Communication

CB#3258, 303 Bingham Hall

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599