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Mark Ward, University of Huston-Victoria(homepage)
The following is a synopsis of an interview (conducted by Todd Sandel) with Mark in June, 2012, while attending the “Ethnography of Communication: Ways Forward” Conference, in Omaha, Nebraska at Creighton University. To listen to the audio of this interview click here.
- Can you tell me a little about yourself? Where did you study, and what is your current position?
I did my PhD at Clemson University and completed it in 2010. Today I am an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Houston-Victoria.
- What piece was inspirational to you as an LSI scholar and researcher?
- What questions you are currently exploring?
- What do you see are ways forward for you personally, or LSI scholarship in general?
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