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EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles, 2019 (expected)
Doctor of Philosophy, Information Studies
Committee: Dr. Jean-François Blanchette (Chair),  Dr. Johanna Drucker, Dr. Christopher Kelty, Dr. Mark Warschauer

University of California, Los Angeles, 2013
Masters of Arts, Social Sciences and Comparative Education. Sub-specialty: Cultural Studies
Advisor: Dr. Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education Chair

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 2012
Master of Arts, Anthropology of Media
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Latham

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Winter & Fall 2017: Teaching Fellow and Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies.

Courses taught: Information and Power

Fall 2013 – present: Teaching Assistant-Fellow and Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Germanic Languages.

Courses taught: The Holocaust in Film and Literature, German 1- 4

Winter 2013: Teaching Assistant, University of California – Los Angeles, UCLA School of Music, Department of Musicology.

Courses TAd for: The History of Rock’n’Roll

PUBLICATIONS

Chtena, N. (2018). From Codex to Bits: Open Textbooks and their Implications for Knowledge Production, Distribution and Reuse. Proceedings of the 5th annual Research & Inquiry Conference. (forthcoming)

Chtena, N. (2018). Sex Media, Feona Attwood (Book review). InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 13 (2). Available from: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7287901t

Chtena, N. (2015). Massive Open Online Courses: The MOOC Revolution Edited by Paul Kim (Book review). InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 11(2). Available from: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/66k2v39p

Chtena, N. (2015). What’s the Matter? (Re)Considering the Materiality of Social Software in Educational Practice. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2015). Available from: http://toc.proceedings.com/28239webtoc.pdf

Chtena, N. (2015). The Materiality of Virtual Learning Environments: Developing an Analytical Framework for the Study of Educational Platforms, Artifacts and Applications. Proceedings of the ISIS Summit Vienna 2015, Sciforum Electronic Conference Series (1), doi:10.3390/isis-summit-vienna-2015-T1.1003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 – 2017: Contributing Writer, Gradhacker Blog (Inside Higher Ed), Washington, DC.

2011 – 2014: Market Research Analyst, Wavemetrix Ltd., London, UK.

2010 – 2011: Special Project Coordinator, The Museum of Everything, London, UK.

2008 – 2010: Editor in Chief, Highlights magazine, Athens, Greece.

2007 – 2009: Editorial Writer, VELVET magazine, Athens, Greece.

2005 – 2010: Freelance Writer/ Editor, Various Clients, Athens, Greece.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Chtena, N. (2018). From codex to bits: open textbooks and their implications for knowledge production, distribution and reuse. Poster presented at the Research & Inquiry Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, May 3.

Chtena, N. (2018). Open textbooks in theory and practice: Lessons from California. Paper presented at the Open Education Global Conference, Delft, Netherlands, April 25.

Chtena, N. (2018). From codex to bits: open textbooks and their implications for knowledge production, distribution and reuse. Paper presented at the GOGN Workshop, Delft, Netherlands, April 20.

Chtena, N. (2017). Open textbooks in California: discourses, materialities and knowledge practices at the community and undergraduate state college level. Paper presented at the International Conference for Distance Education, Toronto, October 16-19.

Chtena, N. (2016). Sharks Take Over Twitter: Rhetoric, Technology and Shark Conservation. Poster presented at the Research & Inquiry Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, May 24.

Chtena, N. (2015). What’s the matter? (Re)considering the materiality of social software in educational practice. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Denver, CO, November 11-15.

Chtena, N. (2015). What’s the matter? (Re)considering the materiality of social software in educational practice. Paper presented at ECEL 2015, Hatfield, UK, October 29-30.

Chtena, N. (2015). The materiality of virtual learning environments: developing an analytical framework for the study of educational platforms, artifacts and applications. Paper presented at the 4th ISIS Summit Vienna, Austria, June 3-7.

Chtena, N. (2015). The materiality of Skype in educational practice. Poster presented at the Research & Inquiry Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, May 28.

Chtena, N. (2014). Knowledge and Learning Beyond the Classroom. Session Chair,  Research & Inquiry Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, June 4.

Chtena, N. (2013). Where Media and Education Meet. Panel Chair, 2013 CIES Western Regional Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, November 7-9.

Chtena, N., Rozhenkova, V. & Song, J. (2013). Teaching critical thinking across borders: Greece, Russia and China at a glance. Multi-media presentation at the annual conference of the Californian Association of Freirean Educators (CAFÉ), UCLA, Los Angeles, April 12-13.

Chtena, N., Rozhenkova, V. & Song, J. (2013). Quality of Education and Critical Thinking: Teaching critical thinking across borders. Multi-media presentation at the 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), New Orleans, Louisiana, March 10-15.

POLICY BRIEFS

OER Advocacy Meeting with U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (Meeting Leader) as part of OpenCon 2016, November 14 2016, Washington D.C.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Harmon, J. (2015, December 15). Natascha Chtena: IS Doctoral Student Swims With Sharks. Ampersand: UCLA Ed & IS Online Magazine. Available from: https://ampersand.gseis.ucla.edu/natascha-chtena-is-doctoral-student-swims-with-sharks/

AWARDS

  • Best Teaching Assistant, Department of Germanic Languages, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016.
  • Andrew Horn Memorial Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016.
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015.
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Leventis Foundation, 2012-2015.
  • David Vickter Foundation Fellowship, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies,  University of California, Los Angeles, 2014.
  • Prize of Excellence for the National University Entry Exams, Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation, 2005.

 

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