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Madeline Casad



  • PhD, Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 2012
  • MA, Comparative Literature, Cornell University, 2005


Madeleine Casad has long been involved in efforts to preserve and historicize digital media art practices, an essential element of contemporary cultural heritage and cultural understanding.  Her academic interests focus on narrative, identity, counter-history, and contested public memory across varied technologies of storytelling.  In 2012, she successfully defended one of Cornell University’s first comparative media dissertations.

Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, she taught courses in cinema, literature, and video games at Cornell University and Ithaca College.  From 2011-2016, she was Associate Curator of the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell, where she managed outreach, education, and preservation initiatives for a media art collection that spans six decades of global history and a complex variety of electronic media formats.  As a founding member of Cornell’s cross-institutional Digital Humanities Collaboratory, she developed digital humanities programs for graduate students.

At Vanderbilt, she teaches in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts and coordinates the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities.