Kurt Zemlicka

Kurt Zemlicka

Lecturer, English
English Department, IUB
Lindley Hall 215

kzemlick@indiana.edu

Kurt Zemlicka is a Lecturer in the Department of English at IU. He holds a PhD in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with an emphasis on Rhetoric and Cultural Studies and a BA in English and Philosophy from Wake Forest University. His current research focuses on studying the relationship between science, technology, and democratic governance in the context of emerging biotechnologies and genetic engineering practices aimed at editing human DNA. Outside of LAMP, Kurt teaches in the Communication and Public Advocacy program in the English department. He has published research on a variety of topics, including bioethical debates over the ethics of editing the human genome, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and debates over nuclear arms development in the 1980’s. In his free time, Kurt enjoys making music with synthesizers, playing chess, and spending time with his young son.