Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
Dr. Lana Swartz is an assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. Most of her research is about money and other communication technologies. Her co-edited book, Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff, will be published by MIT Press in April 2017. She is currently writing a book on the cultural politics of money technologies.
Previously, Lana was a post-doctoral researcher at the Social Media Collective of Microsoft Research New England and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She completed a Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and an S.M. in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology.