Brandt, Marisa Renee
UCSD Dept of Communication and Science Studies Program
Marisa Brandt earned her Ph.D. in Communication and Science Studies at UC San Diego in 2013. Her dissertation “War, Trauma, and Technologies of the Self: The Making of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy” charted the development and promotion of simulation technologies as tools for psychotherapists treating veterans with PTSD. The UC Humanities Research Center Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Fellowship in Medical Humanities and Theoretical Social Science supported this work.
Cyborg Agency and Individual Trauma: What Ender's Game Teaches Us about Killing in the Age of Drone WarfareArticlesDuring the War on Terror, the United States military has been conducting an increasing number of foreign campaigns by remote control using drones—also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs)—to extend the reach of military power and augment the technical precision of targeted strikes while minimizing bodily risk to American combatants. Stationed on bases...Read more