Originally from Seattle, Matt Thomas did his undergraduate work at the University of Southern California and his graduate work at the University of Iowa, where he got his PhD in American Studies. His interests lie at the intersection of media, technology, identity, and American history. His work has appeared in a variety of venues, both academic and popular. He currently lives in Iowa City, IA, where he teaches at Kirkwood Community College. You can find him on Twitter at @mattthomas.