Doctoral Student


Joseph Isaac is a doctoral student in Rutgers' Communication department on the Media Studies track. After his graduation from Penn in 2014, he received a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship to Australia, researching the implications of street art and graffiti as cultural heritage in Melbourne. His current research explores the conditions of life and play enforced by games of precarity, adopting game design as a method through which intangible cultures (such as Eritrean rituals) and knowledge systems (such as archival documentation) can be re/examined. Before beginning his Ph.D., Joseph worked as a Research Assistant with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center and as the Head of Fact-Checking at TED Conferences.


University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Art History