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Erin O'Quinn

Visual Arts Specialist

Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

706 Hillsborough St 1000


Erin O’Quinn’s research largely focuses on the intersections among community-centered design and digital cultural heritage projects. Her dissertation-in-progress centers around best university practices for designing user-centered projects in collaboration with stakeholder communities.


“Facilitating Self-reflection, Goal Setting, and Growth for New Tutors,” April 2019. South Carolina Peer Leader Conference with B. Credle & J. Taylor, Columbia, SC.

“Digital Heritage, Community History, and the User Experience,” May 2019. HASTAC 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada (selected for GSA Travel Assistance Award).

“Analyzing and Improving the Multimodal Museum Using Actor-Network Theory Poster Presentation,” November 2018. National Communication Association Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.

“Remaking Space: A Geo-spatial Visualization of the Irwinville Farms Community,” October 2018. Digital Frontiers Conference, Lawrence, KA.

“Listening to Place: Memoryscapes in Cultural Heritage Sites Poster Presentation,” November 2017. HASTAC Conference 2017, Orlando, FL.

“The New Map”: Conversations on Aerial Imaging During WWII,” February 2017. Carolina Rhetoric Conference, Columbia, SC.

“The Rhetoric of Data Visualization: Infographics in the FYC Classroom,” March 2016. Carolina Rhetoric Conference, Raleigh, NC.

“A Lesson in Netnography: Media Literacy in the First-year Composition Classroom,” September 2016. Communication and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, IL (Graduate Scholar 2016).


B.A. English University of Georgia 2014

M.A. English University of North Carolina at Wilmington 2016

Ph.D. Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media North Carolina State University 2020