Punch Card

Hello. My name is Zach. I am a scholar, teacher, and editor living in Long Beach, California. I am currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Southern California, preparing to defend in Spring 2022. My work focuses on the intersections of literature, media, and histories of technology, and my dissertation traces the co-evolutions of punch card technology and conceptions of authorship from the eighteenth century to today.

Email me at zmann @usc.edu and follow me @itsokaywithzach.
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Zachary M. Mann

Zachary M. Mann is a PhD Candidate at the University of Southern California, where he also holds certificates in Visual Studies and Digital Media & Culture. Currently he is a Mellon-Council for European Studies fellow. Previously he was a Mellon Humanities in a Digital World fellow, a Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine fellow, and a Ransom Center fellow. He teaches 20C American literature and film, 18C and 19C British literature, histories of new media, composition, noir and detective fiction, and sports studies. His editorial work ranges from translation to creative writing to scholarly publication. His scholarship focuses on the intersections of literature, media, and histories of technology, and his dissertation traces the co-evolutions of punch card technology and conceptions of authorship from the eighteenth century to today.