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Faculty Director, Digital Humanities

Tom McEnaney works on the history of media and technology, Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies. He has contributed articles to Cultural CritiqueLa Habana EleganteRepresentationsRevista de Estudios HispánicosSounding Out!Variaciones Borges, and others. His book, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas (FlashPoints at Northwestern University Press, 2017) investigates the co-evolution of radio and the novel in Argentina, Cuba, and the United States. The book charts the rise and fall of populism and state socialism, and how authors in these countries began to re-conceive novel writing as an act of listening in order to shape the creation and understanding of the vox populi. Before returning to Berkeley, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University. (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley).