Here we showcase recent work of Civic Paths members:

Bloomfield, Emma Frances & Storla, Kari. “Evolutionary arguments in the birth control debate: Casuistic shifting in conservative rhetoric.” Published in the proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation 8th International Conference on Argumentation (2015): 136-146.

Close, Samantha. “‘I Am Handmade’: Crafting in the Age of Computers.” Documentary short film. Vice Media. (April 17, 2015),

Close, Samantha. “The Absent Presence of Gender in Webcomics.” Feminist Media Studies. 15, no. 3 (May 2015): 533-538.

Forelle, Michelle C., Philip N. Howard, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, and Saiph Savage. “Political Bots and the Manipulation of Public Opinion in Venezuela.” Unpublished manuscript, (2015),

Foxman, Maxwell, and Michelle C. Forelle. “Electing to Play: MTV’s Fantasy Election and Changes in Political Engagement Through Gameplay.” Games and Culture, 9, no.6 (2014): 454-467.

Shifman, Limor. Memes in Digital Culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013.
Shifman, Limor, Hadar Levy, and Mike Thelwall. “Internet Jokes: The Secret Agents of Globalization?.” Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication 19 (July 2014): 727-743.
Storla, Kari. “Superheroes, super trauma: Is trauma in superhero comics a human or superhuman experience?” Paper presented at the Comics and Popular Arts Conferences (2015).

Storla, Kari. Participant on “Race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary comics” roundtable. Comics and Popular Arts Conference (2015).