Lyndsay Michalik Gratch

Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Assistant Teaching Professor

Lyndsay Gratch portrait.
legratch@syr.edu

111 Sims Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1180




Lyndsay Michalik Gratch’s research and creative work focuses on the intersections of communication, digital culture, adaptation studies, and performance studies.

Specifically, she writes about digital adaptation as both process and product, focusing on adaptations of online content and how these forms of digital adaptation (e.g. memes, gifs, videos, and images) function as communication, performance, and identity construction. Gratch teaches courses in digital culture, communication, and performance studies, including Remix Culture, Performance Studies, Digital Performance in Everyday Life, Rhetoric of Film, and Frontiers of Communication.

Selected Publications

  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik and Ariel Gratch. Digital Performance in Everyday Life. London: Routledge, 2021. (forthcoming)
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. "Performance, Technologies, Ontologies: The Video Performance Does Not Stand Alone" in The Routledge Handbook of Performance Studies Research Methods. Eds. Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, Ph.D. and Jake Simmons, Ph.D., London: Routledge, 2021. (forthcoming)
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. “Identity Performance, Digital Adaptation, and Remix,” in The Handbook of Remix Studies and Digital Humanities. Eds. Owen Gallagher, Eduardo Navas, and xtine burroughs, (Routledge, 2020). (forthcoming)
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. “The Stand-alone Digital Performance” in The Routledge Handbook of Performance Studies Research Methods. Eds. Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, Ph.D. and Jake Simmons, Ph.D., London: Routledge, 2019. (forthcoming)
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. Adaptation Online: Creating Memes, Sweding Movies, and Other Digital Performances. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. “The Irish Hills of Michigan: A Performative Curation,” Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 7.1, 2018.
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. “How I Learned to Swede (and You Can, Too!): In Praise of Amateur Aesthetics,” Text and Performance Quarterly 38.1-2, Jan/Apr 2018.
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “Catching my Drift: On the Influence of Paul Edwards.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on the Video Essay, 2018.
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. “Performing Inside the (Sand)Box” & “Legal: A Counterhistory of Turning THIRTY.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on the Video Essay 14.2, 2018. (Video Essay & Video Remix)
  • Michalik Gratch, Lyndsay. Co-created with Rosa Avila, Kinsey Denney, K. J. Edwards, Eliza Levinson, Anna Marsden, Jacquelyn Paige Paschal, and Julie Thompson. “tech/transfr/fem: feminism is,” Women & Language Online: Special Issue on Nasty Womanifestos: Remixing Feminisms for Social Change 40.2, 2018. (Video Essay)
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik. “a hole in the light.” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on Cartographies 12.1, 2016. (Video Art and Artist’s Statement)
  • Gratch, Lyndsay Michalik, John LeBret, Ariel Gratch, Bonny McDonald, Eddie Gamboa. “Scotch & Soda,” Text and Performance Quarterly 35.4, 2015.
  • Michalik, Lyndsay. “Stretching the Code: Sexual Performances and Online Gaming Economies,” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies: Special Issue on Performance, Digital Media and Sexuality 11.1, 2015.
  • Michalik, Lyndsay. “How Antoine Dodson and the Bed Intruder Keep Climbin’ in Our Windows: Viral Video Appropriation as Performance,” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies 10.3-4, 2014. (Multimedia Essay)
  • Michalik, Lyndsay. “Haunting Fragments: Digital Mourning and Intermedia Performance,” Theatre Annual 66, 2013.

Lectures, Panels, and Workshops

  • Featured Speaker and Workshop Leader, “Patti Pace, Sweded Edition,” National Patti Pace Annual Performance Festival, Kennesaw State University, 2018
  • Panelist, “How does a professor’s discipline and gender relate to the experience of teaching gender and sexuality?” Intersections: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and Sexuality, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2018.
  • Featured Speaker, “Gender and Film,” Georgia Gwinnett College Faces of Gender, 2017
  • Invited Lecture. “Internet Memes and Participatory Culture,” Georgia College & State University, 2014.
  • Workshop Leader. “(Re/Mixed) Media in Adaptation and Performance,” Georgia College & State University Black Box Theatre, 2014.

Awards and Honors

  • Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award, Southern States Communication Association (2019)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, granted by The Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, April 2014
  • Outstanding Scholar Award, granted by The Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, April 2014
  • HopKins Black Box Performance Award, granted by The Department of Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, April 2013
  • Top Student Paper, Performance Studies Division. “Haunting Fragments: Digital Interactivity, Liveness, and Death in Intermedia Performance,” Southern States Communication Association Convention, Louisville, April 2013
  • National Communication Association, Performance Studies Division Marie J. Robinson Award, November 2012
  • BoxFest Detroit Theatre Festival: Best Director, August 2009 & August 2008

Education

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • M.A., B.S., Eastern Michigan University