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Sarah L Bowman
Lecturer I-Arts & Humanities
Office MailstopMail Box: AT10 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 512-736-6222    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Arts and HumanitiesUniversity of Texas at Dallas2008
 M.A.Radio-TV-FilmUniversity of Texas at Austin2003
 B.S.Radio-TV-FIlmUniversity of Texas at Austin1998
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Research Interests
Role-playing, rhetoric, education, social psychology, psychoanalysis, comparative religion, philosophy, humanities, media studies, critical theory/cultural studies, multimedia performance/new media, game studies, evolutionary psychology, gender and sexuality studies, fantasy/science fiction, history of human consciousness.
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"Social Conflict and Bleed in Role-playing Communities." International Journal of Role-playing. In review for 2013 publication.
Peer reviewed
“Jungian Theory and Role-playing Immersion.” Immersive Gameplay. Ed. Evan Torner and William J. White. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2012. 31-51. Print.
Book chapters
The Wyrd Con Companion Book. Wyrd Con. Ed. Aaron Vanek and Sarah Lynne Bowman. 21 Dec. 2012. Web.
“The Dichotomy of the Great Mother Archetype in Disney Heroines and Villainesses.” Vader, Voldemort, and other Villains: Essays on Evil in Popular Media. Ed. Jamey Heit. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011. 80-96. Print.
Book chapters
“A Review of Nordic Larp.” Branches of Play: The 2011 Wyrd Con Academic Companion. Ed. Amber Eager. 9 June 2011.
Book reviews
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
10/12/2012  “The Benefits of Live Action Role-playing as a Pedagogical Tool.”
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, OH. 12 Oct. 2012.
09/01/2012  “Gaming Grows Up: The Evolution of Modern Gaming.”
Penny Arcade Expo Prime. The Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, WA. 1 September 2012.
08/04/2007  “The Great Mother Archetype in Classic and Contemporary Fantasy Fiction.”
MythCon XXXVIII. UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Conference Center, Berkeley, CA. 4 Aug. 2007.
07/21/2012  “Social Conflict in Role-playing Communities.”
New England LARP Convention 2012. Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, MA 21 July 2012.
06/23/2012  “Social Conflict in Role-playing Communities.”
Tri Wyrd Annual Interactive Theater Convention. Hilton Costa Mesa Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA. 23 Jun. 2012.
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2009-presentAssociate FacultyEnglish and Communication Ashford University
2008-presentAdjunct FacultyArts and Humanities The University of Texas at Dallas
2008-presentAdjunct FacultyWorld Languages and CulturesRichland College 
2008-2011Adjunct FacultyCommunicationsBrookhaven College 
2003-2007Teaching AssistantArts and Humanities University of Texas at Dallas
2002-2002Teaching AssistantRadio-TV-Film University of Texas at Austin
2002-2002Research AssistantRadio-TV-FIlm University of Texas at Austin
 Synergistic Activities
Seekers Unlimited, Inc. 2011-present.

Advisory Board Member
Larp Alliance, Inc. 2010-present.

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Editorial Experience

Editor: The Wyrd Con Companion Book. Wyrd Con. Ed. Aaron Vanek and Sarah Lynne Bowman. 21 Dec. 2012.

Coordinating Editor: Subculture, Deviance, and Normalcy in POSI-1969 Film and Television, Velvet Light Trap 53 (Spring 2004).

Coordinating Editor: Sounding Off: Film Sound/Film Music, Velvet Light Trap 51 (Spring 2003).

Editor: Beauty Marks, Velvet Light Trap 49 (Spring 2002).

Tutoring Experience

English Tutor, Learning Lab, Rio Grande Campus, Austin Community College, September 2012-present.

Independent Private Tutor, January 2004-current.

Freelance Editor, January 2004-current. In-Home Tutor,

Tutoring Direct, November 2007-August 2011.

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