advisor: ellen seiter
DAN LARK is a 2nd year PhD student in cinema and media studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC). He received his BA in anthropology from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and his MA in cinema and media studies from USC. His work blends humanistic and social scientific approaches, with interests in media studies, science and technology studies, television studies, livestreaming, video games, internet culture, qualitative research methods, and media theory. His proposed dissertation is an investigation into how livestreaming technologies shape and are shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic.