About Ryan Stoldt

74693249_3881260668559_4508282236939796480_nRyan Stoldt is a Mass Communication Ph.D. candidate at the University of Iowa, where he studies the intersections between digital production cultures, big data and algorithms, and global media industries. His work has been published in Social Media + Society, the Journal of Media Ethics, and Flow. In 2020, his research group on algorithms and radicalization won a $1 million+ grant from the U.S. Dept. of Defense. He teaches courses at the University of Iowa on storytelling, media production, and media literacy.

Before returning to academia, Ryan worked in digital marketing and won multiple awards for his campaigns with Visit Wichita and Wichita Restaurant Week.

Outside of work, Ryan plays guitar and sings in Twin Cities, an indie rock band known for their “unique vocal style, varying guitar tones, and… surprising amount of energy.

If you’d like to ask Ryan a question, talk about Lost or The Leftovers being the greatest television shows of all time, or ask for recommendations about things to watch/read, feel free to contact him at @ryanstoldt or ryan-stoldt@uiowa.edu.