About Suzanne Scott

Suzanne completed her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, while simultaneously serving for two years as a lecturer in the Film + Digital Media Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research builds on intersections in fan studies, cultural studies, and theories of new media. Her dissertation, titled "Revenge of the Fanboy: Convergence Culture and the Politics of Incorporation," offers a timely survey of the politics of participation within convergence culture as it makes an intervention into the utopianism that has characterized fan studies and, more recently, studies of new technologies and convergence culture. In addition to her doctoral work at USC, Suzanne has served as an editor of the open-access, peer-reviewed online journal Transformative Works and Cultures, has been honored as a HASTAC Scholar, and has taught courses on such subjects as Transmedia Storytelling, Fandom and Geek Culture, and an Introduction to Video Game Studies.


Present Mellon Digital Scholarship Fellow, Occidental College

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

participatory culture, cultural studies, fandom, transmedia storytelling, comic book culture, audience studies, and video game studies