Ioana Literat

Doctoral Student
Annenberg School of Communication
University of Southern California

iliterat@usc.edu

EDUCATION

University of Southern California (August 2010 – present)                                                                                                                                                            Los Angeles, CA

Middlebury College (September 2005 – May 2009)                                                                                                                                                                       Middlebury, VT

Escuela de Cine del Uruguay (February – June 2008)                                                                                                                                                                   Montevideo, Uruguay

Lester B. Pearson United World College (September 2003 – May 2005)                                                                                                                                     Victoria, Canada

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

“The Modern Story” Digital Storytelling Program (June – Sept. 2008, August 2009 – May 2010)                                                                                          Hyderabad, India
Field Coordinator
Rohatyn Center for International Affairs (February 2006 – May 2009)                                                                                                                                    Middlebury, VT
Research Assistant 

Population Media Center (January-February 2009)                                                                                                                                                                     Shelburne, VT
Research Assistant


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Literat, I., Felt, L., & Morgan, M. (November 2010). “New Media Literacies: The Core Challenges of Implementation and Assessment in International Contexts.” Global Education Conference (virtual, via Elluminate).

Vartabedian, V., Felt, L., Literat, I., Schrock, A., & Klosterman, M. (March 2011). “Exploring the Characteristics of Participatory Learning”. Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Literat, I. (May 2011). “The Rags, the Apron and the Zootsuit: The Image of African-Americans in Wartime Cartoons.” International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Literat, I. (May 2011). “Cultural Innovation and Narrative Synergy in R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet.” International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference. Virtual Overlay. Boston, MA.

Literat, I. (May 2011). “Measuring New Media Literacies; Towards the Development of a Comprehensive Assessment Tool”. Teachers College Educational Technology Conference (TCETC). New York, NY.

Literat, I. (May 2011). “The Gendered Participation Gap: Training Women in Developing Countries to Teach New Media Literacies”. Teachers College Educational Technology Conference (TCETC). New York, NY.


ADDITIONAL

Language skills: English, Romanian, Spanish, German

Volunteer Experience: Amnesty International, Special Needs Music, artistic therapy, teaching digital storytelling to underprivileged children in Romania, Uruguay and the Dominican Republic

Computer Skills: advanced knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Final Draft, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Pinnacle Studio, Dragon Animation, Flash, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro and other film and media software, blogging experience, proficiency with Windows and Mac OS, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Banner INB (Internet Native Banner), CMS (Content Management Systems), Endnote reference management software, SPSS Statistics Processor.
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