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Madeline Casad



Senior Lecturer of Cinema & Media Arts
Coordinator of the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities


On Leave


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, 2012
M.A. in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, 2005

  • Digital Humanities
  • Race, Gender, and Technology
  • Digital Archives
  • Cultural Memory
  • Posthumanism
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.