Kit Hughes


Kit Hughes is a doctoral candidate of Media and Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her MA in Media Studies (Radio-Television-Film Department) from the University of Texas-Austin in 2009. Hughes has been the recipient of a number of honors, including a Chancellor’s Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin Madison and the Stephen P. Jarchow Digital Archive Fellowship from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research (WCFTR). From 2011-2014, Hughes worked as an archives assistant at the WCFTR, where she also served as a project assistant on the NHPRC-funded project to reprocess the collection of documentary filmmaker Emile De Antonio. Her work on archival theory, workplace media, and digital aesthetics has been published in American Archivist, Media, Culture & Society, and Film Criticism, respectively. As part of Project Arclight, Hughes will assist Hoyt and Acland in publicizing the project’s milestones, producing technical documentation, and serving as a liaison between user experience and the core software developers.