Jordan Sjol

Jordan Sjol


PhD Candidate in the Program in Literature at Duke University. Recipient of the James B. Duke Fellowship and member of the Society of Duke Fellows and the University Scholars program.

Certificate in College Teaching (underway)

Certificate in Information Studies + Sciences (underway)

Research interests include American and anglophone postmodern and contemporary novels and films; new media art; science and technology studies and philosophy of technology; infrastructures of global power, especially communication and financial networks; technological meta-narratives and recursive loops in self-representation; media-theoretical understandings of sensation and intellection.

Currently writing a dissertation on the rise of financial engineering in the United States from the early 1960s the the market crash of '87.

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Stanford-Leuphana Summer Academy Graduate Fellowship awarded by Stanford University & Leuphana Universität Lüneberg (2019)

Graduate Research Fellowship awarded by PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, Duke University (2019)

Graduate Research Fellowship awarded by Microworlds Lab, Duke University (2018)

James B. Duke Fellowship awarded by Duke University (2016)

University Scholars Fellowship awarded by University Scholars Program, Duke University (2016)

Society of Duke Fellows awarded by Duke University (2016)

Rex Warner Prize in Literature awarded by Wadham College, Oxford (2011)

Gaylord Donnelley Science Scholarship awarded by Gaylord Donnelley Family Foundation, Sarah Lawrence College (2011)

Barbara B. and Bertram J. Cohn Science Research Grant awarded by Sarah Lawrence College (2010)