David A. Banks is a writer, researcher, and teacher. He is co-chair for Theorizing the Web, editor-at-large for Real Life, co-editor of The Society Pages' Cyborgology, and Associate Research Advisor at the Social Science Research Council. His work has also been featured in Real Life, The New Inquiry, The Baffler, Tikkun Magazine, The Alt, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
David’s work focuses on the geographies of authenticity: how places buy and sell their histories to visitors and potential new residents, usually on social media. Right now he is really interested in the Rust Belt.
Since 2016 David has taught classes on Urban Geography, Digital Design in History, Communication Theory, and Research Project Management. He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic institute and a B.A. in Urban Studies from New College of Florida. His Erdös Number is 4.
Full CV available as PDF here.