David Parry


  • Associate Professor, Communications and Media. Saint Joseph’s University. 2013-2019.
  • Associate Professor, Chair, Communications and Media. Saint Joseph’s University. 2013-2019.
  • Assistant Professor of Emerging Media and Communications. University of Texas at Dallas. 2007-2013.


  • Ph.D. University at Albany, 2007. English. Presidential Scholar. Thorns Dissertation Fellow. Disciplinary Focus: New Media, Digital Culture, Critical Theory.
  • B.A. University of Chicago, Summa Cum Laude. 1997. East Asian Languages & Civilizations. Disciplinary Focus: Japanese Literature & History.
  • Waseda University, Tokyo 1996. Japanese Studies. One-year International Program.


  • “Burn the Boats/Books.” & “The Absent Presence: A Conversation.” Hacking the Academy. ed. Dan Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt. University of Michigan Press. May 2013
  • “How Billie Jean King Became the Center of the Universe.” Embodiment in the Age of Social Media. ed. Anne Frances Wysocki. University of Utah Press. August 2012.
  • “The Digital Humanities or a Digital Humanism.” Debates in the Digital Humanities. ed. Matt Gold. University of Minnesota Press. January 2012.
  • Ubiquitous Surveillance. edited collection. Open Humanities Press. September 2011
  • “Using Twitter-But Not in the Classroom” Learning Through Digital Media Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy. ed. R. Trebor Scholz. Institute for Distributed Creativity. March 2011.
  • “Teaching Mobile Literacy.” Educause Review. March/April 2011.
  • “New Media is Neither New nor Media. Discuss” “Not So New.” ““Introduction to Ooogabooga Studies.” Guest Editor FlowTV. Volume 11.03. 11.07 & 11.12. December 2009.
  • “It’s Not Just About Digitizing the Book: A Response to Gary Hall’s Digitize This Book!” The Electronic Book Review. September 1, 2009.
  • “The Ethics of Code in a Simulation World.” Genre. Fall/Winter 2008
  • “Pax and the Literary in the Digital Age.” The Electronic Book Review. March 2008.
  • “Playing With Style: Negotiating Digital Game Studies.” The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto. Nate Garrelts, ed. McFarland Press. October 2006.

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Other Media

  • “My Students Tweet about Kanye West, and that’s a Good Thing.” On Campus: The National Publication of AFT Higher Education Faculty and Professional Staff. Volume 29.2. November/December 2009.
  • “Wikipedia and the New Curriculum.” Science Progress. February 2008.
  • “Forget E-Mail: New Messaging Service Has Students and Professors Atwitter.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. February 29, 2008. Article by Jeff Young
  • “MicroBlogging with Twitter.” Campus Technology. March 5, 2008.
  • “The Technology of Reading and Writing in a Digital Space: Why RSS is Crucial for a Blogging Classroom.” Blogs for Learning. October 2006.



  • “Steal This Syllabus.” E-Learn Conference. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. October. 2014.
  • “GitHub Pedagogy.” Teaching and Learning. James Madison University. October 2013.
  • “Protecting the Internet Public.” Personal Democracy Forum. New York City. June 2012.
  • “There is no Analog only Digital.” Computers and Writing. Raleigh, North Carolina. May, 2012.
  • “Burn the Boats.” Digital Writing and Research Lab. University of Texas at Austin. April 2010.
  • “The Digital Networked University.” Innovations in Online Learning. University of Texas System Wide Conference. Austin. May 2009.

Invited Panels

  • “#Revolution: Occupy Wall Street, The Arab Spring, and Social Uprising” Pomona College. Claremont, CA. November, 2011.
  • ““Revolution 2.0? The Role of the Internet in the Uprisings from Tahrir Square and Beyond” Theorizing the Web. College Park, MD. April, 2011.
  • “Jailbreaking Scholarship.” Institute for Critical and Creative Expression. Texas Christian University. February 2013.
  • “Digital Futures.” Presentation to National Conference of Editorial Writers. Dallas. September 2010.
  • “Approaching Digital Literacy: Creating a Networked Culture on Campus” Texas Community College Teachers Association Conference. San Antonio. July 2008.

Selected Presentations

  • “Making Digital Counterpublics.” Modern Language Association National Conference. Chicago, Illinois. January 2014.
  • “When Elections Become Social Engineering Campaigns.” Theorizing the Web. New York City. March 2013.
  • “Revolution, Now What?” Theorizing the Web. College Park, MD. April 2012.
  • “On Being a Social Public Intellectual.” Modern Language Association National Conference. Los Angeles, California. January 2011.
  • “Be Online or Be Irrelevant.” Modern Language Association National Conference. Los Angeles, California. January 2011.“2009 Iran Election: Women’s Revolution? Twitter Revolution?” South by Southwest. Austin, TX. March 2010.
  • “The Death of the Author, the Rise of the Janitor.” Modern Language Association National Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 2009.
  • “Political Microdiscourse: Deciding the Presidency in 140 Characters or Less.” Modern Language Association. San Francisco, California. December 2008.
  • “//Comments: Managing the Ambiguity of Code.” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. Portland, Maine. November 2007.
  • “Wikipedia: The University and the Open Archive.” Modern Language Association National Conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 2006.
  • “The Digital Archive: Unsettling the Telos of Public Memory.” Popular Culture Association National Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. April 2006.
  • “The Ethics of the Replayable Archive: Video Games and the Political Event.” CongressCATH, Center for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History. Bradford, United Kingdom. June 2005.
  • “Playing with Style: Making Sense of the Ludology-Narratology (non)Debate.” Central New York Conference on Language and Literature. SUNY Cortland, New York. October 2004.
  • “Ludology, Subjectivity, New Media and the Logic of the Game.” International Association of Philosophy and Literature. Syracuse, New York. May 2004.
  • “Movies Making Children: The Motion Picture Production Code and the Rhetoric of Protecting Youth.” U.S. Cultural Studies Conference, Northeastern University. Boston, Massachusetts. May 2004.
  • “Grand Theft Auto Vice City: Interactive Narrative, Hedonism and the Postmodern Aesthetic/Ethic.” Popular Culture Association National Conference. San Antonio, Texas. April 2004.



  • Digital Game Lab Equipment: Advanced Digital Light Projection televisions and 3D equipment donated to game lab by Texas Instruments.($5000)


  • MacArthur Foundation Grant. Funding to Attend Global Voices International Summit. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Thorns Dissertation Fellowship. University at Albany, August 2006-May 2007. English Department Dissertation writing fellowship.
  • Presidential Fellowship. University at Albany, August 2002-May 2005. Highly competitive university-wide fellowship given to incoming graduate students.


Saint Joseph’s University

  • COM 200. Theory and Practice of Communications
  • COM 201. Ethics in Communication
  • COM 473. Information. Materiality. 3d Printing.

University of Texas at Dallas

  • EMAC 2321. Introduction to Writing and Research.
  • EMAC 2322. Theories of Emerging Media and Communication.
  • ATEC 3325. Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication.
  • EMAC 4325. Privacy, Control, and Surveillance on the Internet.
  • ATEC 4346. Storytelling for New Media.
  • EMAC 4372. Digital Politics. T
  • EMAC 4372. Civic Media.
  • EMAC 5300. Introduction to Emerging Media and Communication.
  • EMAC 6300. Interdisciplinary Studies in Emerging Media and Communication.
  • EMAC 6361. After/Print. Writing for Interactive Media.
  • ATEC 6361. Writing the Digital Archive.
  • EMAC 6361. Democracy, Governance, and the Digital Network.
  • ATEC 6V81. History and Theory of Emerging Media.
  • ATEC 6V81. Networked Knowledge.
  • ATEC 6V81. Digital Narratives