Dr María Mencía
Dr María Mencía is an artist/e-poet, practice-based researcher and teaches in the Department of Film, Media and Television. She is an executive member of the Electronic Literature Organization Board of Directors (ELO). http://eliterature.org
With backgrounds in English Philology, Fine Art and Design, her doctoral research in Digital Poetics and Digital Art (2000-2003) was one of the first in the field of Electronic Poetry. Her research is at the intersection of language, art and digital technologies. It explores multimodal digital textualities, interactive narratives, poetics of engagement, digital literacies and data visualisation poetics. It is trans-disciplinary, bringing together different cultural, artistic and literary traditions such as: linguistics, translation, fine art, visual, concrete and sound poetry, with digital poetics, digital writing, and new media art theories and practices.
Her research is exhibited and presented widely at international events and published in online platforms of electronic literature as well as more traditional print journals. Her forthcoming publications include a collection of 28 essays by women working in Electronic Literature #WomenTechLit published by West Virginia University Press.
Grants awarded to conduct research at international institutions include: AHRC-RMIT Melbourne, Australia; Kingston Promising Researcher Fellowship-New York University; Honorary Fellow, TIES Grant -Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, The University of Sydney, Australia.
She welcomes the opportunity to supervise PhD students in any area that relates to her research.