12246819_10153896004671535_3041991125228179271_nKrystin Gollihue is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). They hold a PhD from the Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media program at NC State University. They research feminist approaches to critical making that account for the deeply historical and multimodal ways women rural people have created communities of work, literacy, and resilience through making. Their work has been published or is forthcoming in Computers & Composition, Kairos, Enculturation, and others.

At Georgia Tech, Krystin teaches technical communication courses in partnership with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, an initiative developed from Tech’s Quality Enhancement Plan to help students engage with the topic of “sustainable communities.” Krystin’s Spring 2020 classes will use community development principles to partner with The Ray Foundation¬†and student groups on campus. Krystin also chairs the Technical Communication Committee, which addresses the programmatic and assessment concerns of Georgia Tech’s technical communication courses, and is a member of the DevLab committee, where they are spearheading a fiber media working group series.

Krystin served for 4 years as Editor for the Philanthropy Journal, a program of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State, where they helped launch The Nonprofit Experience, a storytelling podcast about the ways all of us are wrapped up in the work of the nonprofit sector. There, they developed content, communication, and financial strategies to propel the journal into being a nationally recognized publication.

In addition, Krystin served as the Graduate Extension Assistant for the DH Hill Library Makerspace, where they developed programming and curriculum around critical making, specifically textiles and wearables. They developed the NCSU Repair Cafe, an event series where campus community members can learn how to fix broken items, and served on the Making Space Working Group, dedicated to bringing diverse perpsectives in STEM to campus for speaking and workshop engagements. Krystin’s crowning achievement in the Makerspace was to name one of the Lulzbot 3D printers after Euphonia, the first automaton.

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