Micah Bateman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Micah Bateman teaches courses in computing, description, and information organization. His teaching focuses on hands-on practice grounded in theory, and his course assignments have contributed to real-world projects such as The Walt Whitman Archive and the Marion Public Library’s Derecho Oral History Project.

He is co-author of Mapping the Imaginary: Supporting Creative Writers through Programming, Prompts, and Research (ALA Editions: 2019). His current interests include social media, poetry, public sphere theory, media ritual, digital and public humanities, creative writing, and community archives. His book project is “Lyric Publics: The Uses of Poetry in American Social Media Campaigns,” which has received support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has also published poetry and creative prose in outlets such as Boston Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Privacy Policy: An Anthology of Surveillance Poetics, as well as in a single-author chapbook, Polis. Presently he is working with Lindsay Mattock on an IMLS-funded grant project toward investigating best practices for organizing rural community memory.

Micah Bateman standing at a podium
BA English, Washington University in St. Louis
MFA Poetry, University of Iowa
MA Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
PhD English, University of Texas at Austin

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