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Carrie Andersen


Doctoral Student



I am a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of American Studies. My dissertation considers the military drone as a contested symbol and tool of security within the post-9/11 cultural and political milieu. 

I am also an appointed student administrator in the Department of American Studies. I co-manage our social media presence and work on development, alumni fundraising, department database management, event/news publicity, and press outreach. For more information, see our blog, Twitter account, and Facebook page.

For more information about my work and experience, see my website.



M.A. American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012.

A.B. Government cum laude, Harvard University, 2008.





military technology; war, media, and emotion; political theory; American conservatism; digital humanities; media studies; 20th century American history; public scholarship
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