CV (PDF)

Robert Nguyen

430 Burrowes Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

EDUCATION

M.A., English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019

M.A., English, Fordham University, 2006

B.A., English, magna cum laude in corsu honorum, Fordham University, 2005

AWARDS AND HONORS

2019, Milton B. Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in Writing Award, The Pennsylvania State University. Recognizes outstanding writing at the graduate level in the English department.

2018, Nominee, Program in Writing and Rhetoric Teaching Excellence Award, The Pennsylvania State University. Nominated for outstanding teaching by a graduate student.

2005, The Claire Hahn Becker Award, Fordham University. Graduate studies funding award, given to a senior who has demonstrated excellence in the writing of English.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

November 2019, “iPhones, Labor, and Lies: Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Irvine (paper accepted)

May 2019, “Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: Stranger Things and Nostalgic Returns to 1980s Aesthetics and Politics,” Cultural Studies Association, New Orleans

Nov. 2018, “The Tempest's Tempest: 400 Years of Hypermediation,” Literature/Film Association, New Orleans

INVITED TALKS

“Walking Merchandise” Documentary Short Film Screenings & Panel Discussions (Producer):

2013, Fordham University, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs

2013, LaSalle University, Diplomat-In-Residence Program

2012, Columbia University, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ENGL 15: Rhetoric and Composition, Mass Media theme. Learning Edge Academic Program (Instructor of record, Summer 2019)

ENGL 15: Rhetoric and Composition (Instructor of record, Spring 2018, Fall 2017)

ENGL 202C: Technical Writing (Instructor of record, Summer 2019, Spring 2019)

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2018–present, Digital Culture and Media Initiative, Penn State Department of English. Advisory Board member, Graduate Assistant

2018–present, Studies in American Jewish Literature, Managing Editor

SERVICE 

2019, The Center for American Literary Studies, Spring Symposium Organizing Committee Member

2019, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, English 15 Grade Appeal Reader

2018 – present, Graduate Student Mentor

LANGUAGES

French, intermediate