Research Team

Students in lab working on the Networked Expertise Project

Spring 2018 Researchers

Devon Moriarty looks at the camera smiling in a professional photo.Devon Moriarty

Ph.D. Candidate, English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo
Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Science program, University of Waterloo
M.A., English Language and Literature (Rhetoric and Communication Design), University of Waterloo
B.A., Psychology, University of Waterloo

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Devon is investigating the political implications of the rhetoric of popular culture, and specifically how viral artifacts curated by social voting communities such as Reddit, can influence Canadian ideologies, and promote rhetorical citizenship via public deliberation and civic engagement. She is working to find ways to leverage virality in these established, democratically-oriented online communities to the benefit of a more inclusive democracy in Canada where citizens can participate meaningfully in political life by capitalizing on the affordances of virtual platforms.

Doctoral researcher for Networked Expertise: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

 

Tyler Black facing camera smilingTyler Black

B.A Candidate, English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo

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Tyler is an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, completing a Bachelor of Arts in English, majoring in Rhetoric, Media and Professional Communication, with Intensive English and Digital Media Studies specializations. Their main areas of interest revolve around the cognitive and semiotic aspects of rhetoric present in the communication habits that arise in multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary environments and teams, with emphasis on rhetorical figures and moves in digital environments.

Tyler also continues their work with Prof. Randy Harris on the RhetFig database, and the Games Institute as a member of the VR working group.

Undergraduate research assistant for Networked Expertise: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018.

 

Prof. Mehlenbacher, students from her graduate qualitative methods course, and her Networked Expertise research team.

Past Team Members

Paula de Villavicencio, Master of Arts in Rhetoric & Communication Design, RA for Winter 2018

Monica Bustos, Bachelor of Science in Honours Health Studies, RA for Winter 2018

Helen Cai, Bachelor of Science in Honours Health Studies, RA for Winter 2018

Kelsey Metz, Bachelor of Social Work (Renison University College), RA for Fall 2017 

Shania Trepanier, Bachelor of Arts in Knowledge Integration, RA for Fall 2017

Jamie Bate, Bachelor of Arts in Knowledge Integration, RA for Spring 2017

Jason Chen, Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management, RA for Spring 2017

Shawn Corsetti, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, RA for Spring 2017

Sara Majid, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, RA for Spring 2017

Zainab Salman, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, RA for Spring 2017

Cailin Younger, Bachelor of Arts in Global Business and Digital Arts, RA for Spring 2017

NE team at a Girls in STEAM event at the University of Waterloo