Jason Archer

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  • Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Technologies
  • Director of Communication, Culture, and Media
  • IPEC, Human Machine Culture Lead
  • PhD, Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MA, Communication, Wake Forest University
  • BA, University of Iowa


I situate my research at the nexus of communication, media studies, science and technology studies (STS), and sensory studies, with emphasis on human-machine communication and haptics. I am currently working on projects related to human machine culture: robotic touch and sociality, surgical robotics and sociotechnical constructions of disability, and haptic holograms.

Research Interests

  • Communication, Culture, and Technology
  • Human Machine Communication
  • Haptic Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sensory Studies