Kate Drazner Hoyt

Assistant Professor of Communication


Kate Drazner Hoyt

Office Location:Ingram Hall - Room 135

Curriculum Vitae: View my CV

  • Professional
  • Biography
  • Video


  • Master of Fine Arts, Emergent Digital Practices, University of Denver

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Affect in communication, virtual embodiment, human-computer interaction, social movement rhetoric, embodied art, protest art, performance/installation, video art, 2D/3D animation, interactive art, projection art, visual programming, sonic art and wearables.

Selected Articles

  • Hoyt, K. "The affect of the hashtag: #HandsUpDontShoot and the body in peril." Explorations in Media Ecology Vol. 15, 2016: 33-54.
  • Hoyt, K. "The ethics of network subjectivity: #NotABugSplat’s ethical interruption." Technoculture Vol. 4, 2015:
  • Hoyt, K. "Precognition: Bodies in network." Kaleidoscope Vol. 14, 2015:


  • 2021 Faculty Excellence Award in Mentoring
  • 2015 Audience Favorite Award, University of Denver Graduate Research Summit
  • 2012 Finalist, RAWards Denver Film Artist of the Year, Denver, CO
  • Top Student Paper: Media Ecology Association Conference


Kate Drazner Hoyt is a digital media artist, researcher and scholar with a specialization in virtual and digital communication. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Emergent Digital Practices from the University of Denver and is working toward her PhD in Communication Studies. She is interested in affect, the body, and technology-human hybridity. More specifically, her work examines the role of the body within virtual spheres of communication. Kate grew up outside of Chicago and lived in Denver from 2008-2016, where she worked as an online political campaign organizer, public interest communications consultant, yoga therapist, and Graduate Teaching Instructor at the University of Denver.


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