Kathleen Sweeney

Strategist - social media

Multimedia storyteller Kathleen Sweeney is the founder of WordCityStudio, working at the intersection of digital art and social change. She is Assistant Professor at The New School for Public Engagement and the creator of courses such as Girl Innovators, Beyond iCelebrities, Hero(ine)s and The Viral Media Lab.  Kathleen is the author of pop culture monograph Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age, Peter Lang Publishers, which is used in media studies curricula nationwide. She publishes often on technology, pop culture and mindfulness (recently in Lumina Journal and Afterimage) and has been cited in many outlets including The New Yorker and Gannet News.