Rosie O'Beirne develops and coordinates initiatives that integrate multimedia and digital technologies with student learning and faculty teaching. She also oversees the UAB Digital Media team that produces and shares the stories of the dynamic faculty, staff, and students at UAB.
Through the support of a National Science Foundation fellowship, Rosie earned her Masters in anthropology, with a focus on media, at the University of Alabama. Along with Michele Forman, she co-founded the UAB Media Studies program that began in 2003 and served as co-director until 2012.
A strong proponent of experiential learning, she has spent over a decade teaching classes that use media and digital technologies to explore local history and share community stories. Her students have produced an archive that includes over 150 short films that document local communities and subcultures in the Birmingham area. She has also produced digital oral histories for StoryCorps, Vulcan Museum, and Red Mountain Park.
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