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Kernan, Keely



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research overview

  • Currently, I am working with a non-profit organization that focuses on food sovereignty in rural Haiti. I lived in Haiti for a year in 2008 while working with a disaster relief organization. Over the last decade I have continued to work on projects with local communities in the arts and in sustainable agriculture. Over the past year I have been working with Partners in Progress, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable rural development in Haiti.


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courses taught

  • CMDP 2500 - Introduction to Media Practices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Working in design groups, students will explore the expressive potential of media through the production of short projects, discussions, readings, formal analysis, and critique. Provide a basic introduction to media practices as an extension of "visual thinking" and through approaches to storytelling, and hybrid media forms.
  • CMDP 2510 - Critical Media Practices Workshop I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Training in narrow topics of media practices.
  • CMDP 3700 - Digital Photographic Practices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores the creative possibilities of photography; students work on projects that combine concepts and techniques with contemporary practice and current modalities of exhibition and social distribution. Emphasis is placed on the student's personal growth through aesthetic and intellectual development in relation to current technologies. Formerly CMDP 3500.
  • CMDP 4900 - Concepts and Practices of Contemporary Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Explores the application of new media technologies in depth and engages students in an ongoing dialogue about the cultural context of new media technologies and their own work. Students will produce a major media project that synthesizes methods of media making into modes of communication and expression. This is the capstone course for undergraduates in Media Production.
  • CMDP 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023
  • JRNL 2001 - Fundamentals of Reporting Technologies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
    Develops news-gathering skills for work in news enterprises. Students learn skills for working with technologies used in news reporting and in storytelling for various media formats. Students are introduced to a range of technologies for recording, editing and producing. Students encouraged to take concurrently with JRNL 2000.


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