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CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Graduate Student, Georgetown University. M.A. in Communication, Culture, and Technology. 

Graduate Research Assistant, Georgetown University.

Teaching Assistant, CCTP-505: Interdisciplinary Problems and Methods.

Research Assistant, Digital Health and Happiness Lab.

Research Associate, Civics Education Research Lab.

Senator, Georgetown University Graduate Student Government.

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PERSONAL NARRATIVE

My name is Grant Lattanzi. I am an actor, graduate student, and aspiring scholar from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I conduct research on the social world through interdisciplinary lenses but my home is the field of sociology. I explore areas pertaining to the sociology of time, sociotechnical systems, symbolic interactionism, and stories. The social world, like the very nature of time (according to quantum loop theory that is) is granular. Reality is a picture more like Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte than a photograph. Dots of paint color the canvas deriving from daily interactions, symbolic manipulation, technology, communication, politics, culture, time, and economics that create a painting of the social world. I compare the social world to art because as an actor, much of my life has been dedicated to exploring stories: an endeavor that has since relocated into academia. I am training and actively working to explore stories from all angles with the goal of solving problems and informing change. I am currently working towards my Masters of Arts in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University. Like many others, I find a strong sense of identity in my passions and career interests, but of equal importance are the things I do simply for the purpose of feeling alive. These include lots of time outdoors, attending theatre, playing video games with my friends, skiing, weight lifting, playing guitar, and spending time with my family back home. I am highly motivated in my professional life, but never at the expense of making sure people know I care about them. Like everyone else, I am still learning to balance my multiple roles and responsibilities.