Virginia Kuhn is the Associate Director of the Institute for Multimedia Literacy, a research unit in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, and she directs the IML's Honors in Multimedia Scholarship program. Kuhn joined the IML in 2005 after successfully defending one of the first born-digital dissertations in the country, challenging archiving and copyright conventions. Her dissertation was created in TK3, an electronic book platform that is the precursor to the USC-based, open source program, Sophie. Her work can be found in online journals such as Kairos, Electronic Book Review, Enculturation and Academic Commons, as well as in print. Kuhn has been teaching with emergent technologies since 1998. Before joining USC, she taught in departments of Film, English, and Cultural Studies and she spent three years as a writing program administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.