Shannon Schenck Grimme

I have a background in visual media communications and literature, and am interested in both the practical application and theory of media arts and finding ways to bridge the two. I received my BA in Communications from American University in 2008, a BA in Literature in 2010, and am completing my MS in Telecommunications from IUB in 2013. I hope that by researching and practicing in the Bloomington area, I can become one of many great IU students to contribute to the development of the Midwest (and particularly Bloomington) as a burgeoning center for communications. My research interests are fan studies, creative collaboration, and participatory culture, with a focus in mediated experiences. I am particularly interested in producing, directing, and screenwriting on the practical side, and I have worked as a producer for PBS through the Bloomington affiliate, WTIU.