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Joseph Coppola


Joseph Coppola


7403 Dwinelle

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-3:30pm



I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing at the intersections between Classical Hollywood, Critical Data Studies, and Race and Ethnic Studies. More specifically, I work on histories of “dataification” throughout Hollywood history and how data collection can be considered an aesthetic paradigm. I also write extensively on how digital communities strategically reappropriate copyrighted materials and redeploy them for social justice causes. My works appear in Screen (Oxford University Press), Film Quarterly (University of California Press), and American Quarterly (John Hopkins University), the official journal of the American Studies Association.