Headshot of David Golumbia

David Golumbia

Associate Professor
(804) 827-8331
Hibbs Hall 324D


BA Oberlin College
PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research/Teaching Focus

Digital studies; contemporary American literature and culture; literary theory, philosophy and linguistics


The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2016.

The Cultural Logic of Computation. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2009.

Recent/Selected Publications

“‘Correlationism’: The Dogma That Never Was.” boundary 2 43:2 (May 2016): 1-25.

“The Science of Language and the Language of Science: Chomsky’s Cartesianism.”  diacritics 43:1 (2015): 38-63.

“Death of a Discipline” Invited contribution to “In the Shadows of the Digital Humanities.” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 25:1 (2014): 156-176.

“High-Frequency Trading: Networks of Wealth and the Concentration of Power.” Invited contribution. Social Semiotics 23:2 (2013). 278–299.

“The Future of New Media: Embodying Kurzweil’s Singularity in Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, and Gamer.” Angharad N. Valdivia, ed., The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, volume VI: Kelly Gates, ed., Media Studies Futures. Malden, MA and Oxford: Blackwell, 2013. 479–502.

“Cultural Studies and the Discourse of New Media.” The Renewal of Cultural Studies. Ed. Paul Smith. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2011. 83–92.

“Minimalism Is Functionalism.” Language Sciences 32.1 (2010): 28–42.

“Games Without Play: Deconstructing World of Warcraft.” New Literary History 40.1 (2009): 179–204.

Web Sites

Net.art: uiuuii.com
Digital studies & theory: uncomputing.org


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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