In addition to acting as a managing editor for the online scholarly journal ENCULTURATION, Laurie Gries (PhD, Syracuse University) is an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric and the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Her research is invested in visual rhetoric, circulation studies, research methodologies, and the digital humanities. She is particularly interested in how images circulate, transform, and contribute to collective life and is currently developing digital research methods and data visualization techniques to support such research. Her most recent research can be found published in STILL LIFE WITH RHETORIC: A NEW MATERIALIST APPROACH FOR VISUAL RHETORICS (Utah State University Press, 2015).