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BIANCA BATTI Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in English – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2019
Primary: Literary Studies
Secondary: American Literature from 1940 to the Present, Feminist Game Studies
Graduate Concentration: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dissertation: Worldbuilding in Feminist Game Studies: Toward a Methodology of
Disruption (Defended April 10, 2019)
Committee: Samantha Blackmon (co-chair), Marlo David (co-chair), John Duvall, and
Cheryl Cooky

M.A. in English – San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 2012

Thesis: The Undead Ingestion of the Self: Cannibalistic Identity Formation and
Ghoulish Subjectivity in Zombie Literature
Committee: Phillip Serrato (chair), William Nericcio, and Suzanne Bordelon

B.A. in English – University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 2009

Major: Literature / Writing
Honors: Provost Honors

Peer Reviewed:
Batti, Bianca. “Feminist Worldbuilding: Intersectional Methodologies in Feminist SF Criticism
and Feminist Game Studies.” TransMissions: Journal of Film and Media, vol. 2, no. 2,
2018, pp. 30-46.

---. “Something’s Not Right: Monstrous Motherhood and Traumatic Survival in Among the
Sleep.” The Popular Culture Studies Journal, vol. 6, no. 2 & 3, 2018, pp. 399-419.

---. “Speaking from Beyond the Grave: Abjection and the Maternal Corpses of William
Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Suzan-Lori Parks’s Getting Mother’s Body.” Absent
Mothers, edited by Frances Greenslade, Demeter Press, 2017.

Batti, Bianca and Jasmine R. Linabury. “‘Are you okay?’: Online Harassment and
Cyberstalking.” Communication and Social Media: Case Studies Across Personal and
Professional Relationships. Oxford UP, 2019.

Karabinus, Alisha and Bianca Batti. “Game Review: Her Story.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric,
Technology, and Pedagogy, vol. 21, no. 2, 2016.

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Linabury, Jasmine R. and Bianca Batti. “‘Should I Even Be Writing This?’: Public Narratives
and Resistance to Online Harassment.” Gender Hate Online: Understanding the New
Anti-Feminism, Palgrave Macmillan (in press).

Middle-State Publications:
Not Your Mama’s Gamer, Staff Writer and Bi-Weekly Podcaster; More than 60 published
pieces, including:
• “Feminist Science Fiction, Video Games, and Reimagining the Role of the Mother”
• “The Power of the Fathers: Patriarchal Fatherhood and Oppressed Daughterhood
in The Last of Us”
• “Until Dawn: On Representation, the Horror Genre, and the Illusion of Choice”


“Becoming Vulnerable: Paradoxes of Public Engagement.” With Jasmine R. Linabary.
International Communication Association Pre-Conference, Washington, D.C.
Forthcoming, May 2019.

“Visions of a Techno-Maternal Future: Complicating and (Re)Imagining Maternal Futurities

in Horizon: Zero Dawn.” College English Association Annual Conference, New Orleans,
LA. March 2019.

“Teaching Her Story: Integrating Games in First Year Composition Assignments.” With
Alisha Karabinus, Digital Praxis Poster Presentation, Conference on College
Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA. Forthcoming, March 2019.

“Intersectional Feminist Worldbuilding: Disrupting Video Game Culture through Feminist

Game Studies Methodologies.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual
Conference, Atlanta, GA. November 2018.

“The Experience of Embodiment: Video Games Are Better With Stories.” With Alisha
Karabinus, Meaningful Play, East Lansing, MI. October 2018.

“Worldbuilding in Feminist Game Studies: Toward a Methodology of Disruption.” The Office

of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Spring Reception, West Lafayette, IN. May

“Teaching with Games in Writing-Intensive Courses.” With Alisha Karabinus. Purdue Writing
Showcase, West Lafayette, IN. April 2018.

“Teaching with Games.” With Alisha Karabinus. Introductory Composition at Purdue Brown
Bag, West Lafayette, IN. February 2018.

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“Feminist Ludus: Intersectional Methodologies in Feminist SF Criticism and Feminist Game
Studies.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
November 2017.

“Whose Story? Reflections on Two Years of Teaching Her Story and Composing Through
Play.” Ball State Symposium on Games in Academia, Muncie, IN. November 2017.

“Anita Then and Now: Tracing Gender Incredulity from Physical to Digital Spaces.” Console-
ing Passions, Greenville, NC, July 2017.

“Playing with Postmodern Feminism: Toward a Methodology of Disruption.” Disjunctions,

Riverside, CA. October 2016.

“Video Games, Interface, and the Gaze: What Does it Mean to See/Play and Be
Seen/Played?” Extending Play 3, New Brunswick, NJ. September 2016.

“Gaming Narratives: Bridging Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, and Second Language
Writing.” With Alisha Karabinus and Ashley J. Velázquez. Computers and Writing,
Rochester, NY. May 2016.

“Online Harassment.” Guest Lecture, Jasmine Linabury’s WGSS 280. Introduction to

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course. April 2016.

“Gaming as Complicitous Critique: Postmodern Historicity and Reflexivity in The Magic

Circle.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville,
KY. February 2016.

“Gamergate, Feminism, and the Repercussions of Cyber-Anonymity.” National Women’s

Studies Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI. November 2015.

Guest Lecture, Dr. Cheryl Cooky’s WGSS 280: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies course. April 2015.

“In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream: Gender Roles and Survival Narratives in the Space
Horror of Alien: Isolation.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture
Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 2015.

“Subaltern Cannibalism: Power Relations and Identity Politics in World War Z.” Intersections
Conference at California State University, Northridge. Northridge, CA. March 2014.

Guest Lecture, Annual Teaching Associate Orientation. Department of English and

Comparative Literature. San Diego State University. May 2012.

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“‘The Last Hope for Humanity Rests on a High-Powered Machine Gun’: Challenging Gender
Roles within the Zombie Genre of Planet Terror.” Far West Popular and American
Culture Association’s 24th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 2012.

“Introduction to the Zombie Genre.” Guest Lecture, Dr. William Nericcio’s ENGL 220:
Introduction to Literature course. October 2011.


Department of English Overall Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student (2017-2018)
Purdue University, April 2019

English Department Excellence in Teaching Award

Purdue University, August 2018

Purdue Summer Research Grant

Purdue University, Summer 2018

Honorable Mention for the 2018 Berenice A. Carroll Feminism, Peace, and Social Justice
Purdue University, April 2018

Second Place in the Kneale Award for Theory and Cultural Studies in Purdue University’s
87th Annual Literary Awards Contest
Purdue University, April 2018

Quintillian Award for Teaching

Purdue University, Spring 2018

Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award

Purdue University, April 2017

Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship

Purdue University, August 2014 – August 2016


Online Coordinator, Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Purdue University
Courses: English 106Y: Online Introductory Composition
Syllabus Approach Curriculum Development: Designed online course sites, syllabuses, and
assignment sequences for the Academic Writing & Research and Digital Rhetorics syllabus
approaches for the online introductory composition courses at Purdue.

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Purdue OWL Content Developer/Video Presenter, Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
Purdue University
Video Content Development: Collaborated on content development and presented videos
on grammatical and rhetorical concepts for the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

Teaching Assistant, Fall 2016 – Spring 2018

Purdue University
Syllabus Approach Leadership: Academic Writing and Research Document Coordinator;
Digital Rhetorics Syllabus Approach Co-Lead
Courses: ENGL 106E: Introductory Composition for the Polytechnic Integrated Approach,
English 106: Introductory Composition, English 108: Accelerated First-Year Composition for
the Creativity and Technology Learning Community, English 223: Literature and

Teaching Associate, Fall 2010 – Spring 2012

San Diego State University
Courses: English 220: Introduction to Literature; Rhetoric and Writing Studies 102: Critical

Rhetoric and Writing Studies Tutor, Fall 2011

San Diego State University
Courses: Rhetoric and Writing Studies 280: Academic Reading and Writing

Literary Study in a Multicultural World Modernism and Psychoanalysis
Literary Theory and Critical Practice Visual Culture and Visual Theory
20th C. American Children’s Literature Feminist Theory
Gender, Sexuality, and Chicano Literature Feminism in/and Popular Culture
Literature of the South Issues in Feminist Research and
Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction Methodology
Theory of Film Introduction to Graduate Study
Contemporary American Fiction Theory and Practice of Teaching
Video Games and Narrative Design Composition
Bad Mothers in American Literature Gender, Rhetoric, and the Body
American Literature/Culture, 1820-1860 Computers, Language, and Rhetoric
Literature Seminar: Shel Silverstein

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

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College English Association (CEA)
The Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

Marlo David
Associate Professor of English, African American Studies, and Women's, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies
Director of African American Studies
Purdue University
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-4177

Irwin Weiser
Professor of English
Purdue University
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-3740

Bradley Dilger
Associate Professor of English
Director of Introductory Composition
Purdue University
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
(765) 494-3730

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