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Bryan Sebok

Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies

JRH 369, MSC: 35
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Bryan Sebok is a media scholar and filmmaker whose work focuses on narrative and documentary cinema as well as educational gaming. As a scholar, Prof. Sebok explores contemporary documentary styles, documentary ethics, and shifts in industrial practices. In his published scholarship, his work explores how new media technologies are innovated and diffused, and how industrial power functions in relation to government and culture. He has directed both narrative and documentary films, including the award-winning documentary Food Truck: The Movie. Of late, he is collaborating with Palm D’Or winner Roland Joffe and a group of media executives to create an international film school on the island of Malta in the Mediterranean. The school will be the first in the world (2022) to bring together students from geopolitical conflict regions in a holistic, immersive, and collaborative film school. Prof. Sebok is also producing a narrative feature slated for production in 2022 in Chicago starring an Academy Award Nominee (2020). He’s collaborating on a four-year National Science Foundation Grant, “Rehearsing Disaster: Understanding Earthquake Preparedness Behavior in an Interactive Environment” focused around the development and testing of educational video games designed to train young people to prepare for and survive the Cascadia Earthquake. Finally, Prof. Sebok is running a production company, Turnip Truck Films, that’s engaged in a multi-year oral history project collecting stories of rock music fans.

Academic Credentials

BA (1999) North Carolina State University

MA (2002) Emory University

PhD. (2007) University of Texas at Austin

Teaching

RHMS 100 INTRODUCTION TO RHETORIC AND MEDIA STUDIES

RHMS 200 MEDIA DESIGN AND CRITICISM

RHMS 302 MEDIA THEORY

RHMS 425 AMERICAN CINEMA STUDIES

RHMS 325 DOCUMENTARY FORM

RHMS 390 NARRATIVE FORM

ELI 280 COMMUNICATING A VISION