James A. Hodges is a PhD candidate at the Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. He currently teaches courses within the Digital Communication, Information, and Media (DCIM) undergraduate minor and Master of Information (MI) programs at Rutgers.
James is currently pursuing research at the intersection of media archaeology, software studies, and history of computing. His dissertation will present a forensic reading of artifacts produced within countercultural computer scenes during the 1980s, introducing a new materialist perspective within the historiography of computer hacking.
Before starting doctoral studies, James edited books, taught media skills, earned two degrees from NYU, and worked for a variety of startups. For fun, he runs a small cassette label. He also tweets @jameshodges_.