General

First Name

Gillian

Last Name

Andrews

Job Title

Library Administration

Extended Profile

Biography

Gillian "Gus" Andrews is a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation focuses on misunderstandings on blog comment threads, of the sort she has chronicled at http://www.gumbaby.com. Her continuing research project is on the ways digital media transform institutions which have traditionally beenepistemological gatekeepers. She also produces The Media Show, an online media literacy show for high school students which tries to reconcile the enthusiasm of cultural studies with progressive critiques of advertising, influence, and media ownership. The Media Show can be viewed at youtube.com/themediashow.