Curriculum Vitae


Michael Joshua Lewis
"Mike Lewis"
103 S. Main Street Apt. #30
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402


Bowling Green State University - Department of Popular Culture
Bowling Green, Ohio
Master's of Arts – Popular Culture Studies
May 2008
Thesis Topic – "The Discourse and Representations of Torture in Post 9-11 Television: An Ideological Critique of 24 and Battlestar Galactica"

Hanover College – Hanover, Indiana
Bachelor's of Arts – History
May 2005
Thesis Topic – "Cyberpunk in a Historical Context

Employment History:


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August 2007 – May 2008

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Teaching Assistant

May 2007 – August 2007

Bowling Green State University

Summer Graduate Assistant: Creating digital files and a database for the Master's of Arts "Core Reading List." Collecting readings for new Popular Culture 160: Introduction to Popular Culture standardized curriculum for Teaching Assistants. Creating an online database for those readings.

August 2006 – May 2007

Bowling Green State University

Graduate Assistant: copying, scanning, database creation, and management; organizing and key-wording research, transferring analog tapes to CD for use in archive.

1997- August 2006

Lewis Salvage Corporation

Summer labor, general labor, copying, scanning, filing, customer service, technology buyer/manager, security consulting.



Courses Taught:

Fall 2007: Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Popular Culture
- Leading two small weekly discussion sections, grading
Spring 2008: Introduction to Popular Culture (Instructor of Record)
- Lecturing, leading discussions, grading, creating quizzes and exams, developing projects, and writing assignments

Courses Developed:
POPC 160 – Introduction Popular Culture (to be taught during the Spring 2008 semester)

Professional Affiliations:
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (2007-present)
Popular Culture Association (2006-present)

Student Organizations:
Culture Club: The Cultural Studies Scholars' Association (2006-present)
2006-7 Position held: member, Panel Committee
2007-present position held: Executive-at-Large
Conference organizing, parliamentarian, panel committee.

Culture Club is an interdepartmental organization for graduate students who do
cultural studies research at Bowling Green State University.

Graduate Student Senate (2007-2008)
- Department Representative
Hanover College Student Senate (2004-2005)
- Residents Hall Representative
- Student Organization Action Committee (2004-2005)

Academic Presentations:
"Watching 24 is not a Vote for Torture" - Battleground States Conference: March 2007

"The Dawson College Shooting: Mainstream Media, Online Communities, and Social Control" – Popular Cultural Association - National Conference: April 2007

"'She Can Still Walk!:' Fan Discourse and Humor in 24" – Battleground States Conference February 2008

"Negotiating Resistant Femininity: The Conflicted Construction of Lisa Simpson" – Popular Cultural Association - National Conference: March 2008

“"We are the Sex Bob-Ombs!:" Nostalgia as Subcultural Capital in Scott Pilgrim” – Comics in Popular Culture: Institute of Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University

“Is Spore the New SimCity?: Education and the Future of Video Games in the Classroom” – Battleground States Conference Fabruary 2009

“Representations of Torture and Terrorists in 24” - International Conference on Conflict, Terrorism & Society - Kadir Has University Istanbul, Turkey April 2009

"Wilderness Wearings: Amish-Mennonite Clothing in Northwest Ohio, 1834-1860"
A group research project for the living history museum Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. The group was tasked with researching and designing a clothing plan for staff of Sauder Village to teach interpreters about this history of clothing in North-West Ohio and show the interpreters how to but together their own clothing.

Invited Speaker:

"The Discourse of Gender, Sex, and Torture in Battlestar Galactica" – Department of Popular Culture Colloquium Series: April 2008


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