Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs
An associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, Kerric Harvey is also a working playwright and multimedia producer who explores intercultural conflict in a wide variety of periods and places, including real-world, online and social media landscapes.
Dr. Harvey writes about the media arts and cultural archetype in the public imagination, the anthropological effects of new media technologies, digital storytelling and the relationship between new media narratives and political identity.
She was an early researcher on writing and producing for mobile phone cinema (Very Small Screen cinema), spearheading GW's collaborative in a cellphone filmmaking experiment by noted actor and film director Spike Lee that brought global recognition to an SMPA undergraduate participating in that project.
Active in Canada's Center for Imaginative Ethnography, the National Press Club, and the Dramatists Guild of America, Dr. Harvey is also a visiting researcher at Oxford University under the sponsorship of the Oxford Internet Institute and a fellow at London’s Royal Anthropological Institute.
An award-winning professor at GW since 1990, she is also the General Editor of the celebrated Sage Publications three-volume "Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics," published in 2014.
Dr. Harvey is the Inaugural Visiting Fellow for New Research Methods, Centre for Imaginative Ethnography. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada and University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, with a global online host membership. First-ever academic researcher to be awarded the status of "Visiting Fellow" for this "transnational independent research collective. She is also an elected Fellow, The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), London, England. Elected by RAI Council as a fellow in Great Britain’s foremost academic institution for scholars of culture and society, a very active as a member of the Naval Research Institute in Annapolis and a Fulbright Senior Specialist.