Rachel Plotnick is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Before coming to UNCC, Rachel received her PhD in Media, Technology and Society from the School of Communication at Northwestern University. She also completed an MA in Communication, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University, and completed her BA in English and Journalism at Indiana University - Bloomington. Rachel's master's thesis, "Cancertainment: How Comics and the Internet are Changing the Face of Cancer," looked at emerging forms of self-expression about illness on the Internet.
Rachel's work is published in a number of academic journals and Gnovis. She attends academic conferences such as those held by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT), National Communication Association (NCA) and International Communication Association (ICA).
Outside of academia, Rachel worked for the National Sleep Foundation as Director of Internet and Publications from 2005-2007 and for Discovery Communications as an interactive producer of digital media content from 2007-2008.