About Me

Jaime Lee Kirtz holds a PhD in Media Research and Practice from the from the Department of Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her work centers on issues related to algorithmic culture, gender studies, and the role of communication in democracy.

She is currently an assistant professor of Media Studies and Algorithmic Culture in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering at Arizona State University.

Her previous positions include instructor for the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University and research fellow with the Center for Media, Religion and Culture at the University of Colorado Boulder. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Digital Democracies Institute in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University.

During her doctorate she held a Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada fellowship as well as serving as a curator the Media Archaeology Lab, and a student researcher at the Center for Media, Religion and Culture. She also participated in the McLuhan Center residency program at the University of Toronto and as a HASTAC scholar. She served as an instructor and teaching assistant for the College for Media, Communication and Information and the Program for Writing and Rhetoric.

Originally from Canada, she began her academic journey in the sciences and obtained a BS.c. in Physics from the University of British Columbia. She explored other areas of interest after graduation, working as a federal parliamentary intern and obtaining a M.A. in English Literature from Concordia University. Her experience in the physical sciences, the arts, and politics combined with her background in critical theory and creative research practice allows her to work across and within numerous disciplines and faculties.

See her c.v. below for more details.


“Textiles and Technology: Needlework in Networked Spaces as Feminist Praxis.” Feminist Digital Humanities. Eds. Susan Schreibman and Lisa Rhody. University of Illinois Press. (2022)

“Echo Chambers of Paranoid Knowledge: On Cyberwar Epistemology,” Discourse 44, no.22 (2022). Co-authored with Svitlana Matviyenko.

“Breaking the blackbox: Recovering female labor through circuit bending ROM chips,” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, no. 13 (2018). 

“Gaga over Google: Problematizing Democratization of Information in Capitalist Communication,” Media Development 12, no. 3 (2017): 16-20.

“Computers, Comics and Cult Status: A Forensics of Digital Graphic Novels,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 8, no. 3 (2014).


Jaime Lee is always available for side collaborations and talks worldwide. If you want to chat about technology, algorithmic bias, cats, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out.