Dr. Natalie Underberg-Goode is Associate Professor of Digital Media and Folklore in the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design, where she is currently serving as Graduate Program Coordinator for the Emerging Media M.F.A.–Digital Media Track and Digital Media M.A. degrees. She is also core faculty in the Texts & Technology Ph.D. program.  Her research examines the use of digital media to preserve and disseminate folklore and cultural heritage, with a focus on digital storytelling and participatory new media design and practice.  She is author (with Elayne Zorn) of the book Digital Ethnography: Anthropology, Narrative, and New Media (University of Texas Press, 2013), as well as more than 20 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. She has been PI or co-PI on research and teaching grants totaling over $200,000. These include 2 Florida Humanities Council and 2 Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs grants. Her research has been presented at 22 national and international conferences, including the Bilan du Film Ethnographique seminar in Paris, France and the American Folklore Society.  In addition to research, Dr. Underberg-Goode has developed core courses for the Digital Media and Latin American Studies programs and electives for the Film and Texts and Technology programs at UCF.  She has taught or teaches courses in a variety of areas including digital storytelling, research methods, video game history and development, digital media production, and Latin American popular culture.  She has served her profession through such activities as co-organizing 4 international and 3 regional conferences, serving as the incoming chair of the Department of State Bureau of Historic Preservation Florida Folklife Council and being a student mentor for the Society for Visual Anthropology.  She is the incoming book reviews co-editor (U.S. and Canada) for Visual Anthropology Review.

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