Andrew Peacock

“CCT is very passionate about connecting their community.

Academic Background: BA in English language/literature with a concentration in history

Area of focus in CCT: My current area of focus at CCT lies at the nexus of political communications, bio-power, and truth studies.

What did you do before CCT? I acquired my bachelor’s degree in English language/literature with a concentration in history in the Spring of 2020, just as the pandemic began to close in on the world. It was not the most courteous job market, so I used a lot of this time to learn a few new skills (such as coffee-brewing and long-distance biking), alongside working as a freelance editor in the publishing industry.

What activities do you participate in at CCT? I am most involved with the Gnovis Journal, an annual academic publication run by and for CCT students from past, present, and future years. In addition to the journal, Gnovis has a few branches including: The Gnovis Blog and The Gnovis Podcast. I have spent my time in CCT particularly piecing together the blog component. Both are wonderful platforms to spread ideas in a more casual format, allowing students to connect with others about those ideas, and spread more useful knowledge into the world.

Why did you choose CCT? CCT brought forth an aura of new horizons, in terms of exploring subjects that “non-techies” were less encouraged to explore. It seemed to me, throughout the prospective process, that it was a place where I could learn more about the current digital and information-based infrastructure that we are creating for ourselves online. I’ve always been intrigued with the implications of this reality, and its future.

What surprised you about CCT? I was surprised by how non-competitive the program is. I came in expecting students to be more concerned with their own studies and occupations, a possibility that I wasn’t particularly enthralled with. But CCT is very passionate about connecting their community, and the students I’ve come to know love to find intersections between their work and your own.