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Alumn’s documentary film called “brilliant” and ranked in top 10

BIG congratulations to uW English alumn Dr. Michael Truscello who recently released the documentary film “Capitalism is the Crisis.” It was ranked 3rd in the top 10 world-changing films of 2011 list by Films for Action.

That’s right: WORLD CHANGING. Wow!

You can see the film and get more information on it here.

Dr. Truscello  graduated with a PhD from the University of Waterloo English program in 2005. His dissertation was titled “Free and Open SourceSoftware and the Programming of Everyday Life.” Accolades quickly followed. As his former supervisor Dr. Randy Harris notes, “Dr. Truscello’s dissertation came in second for the (cumbersomely labelled but highly prestigious) 2006 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies & University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award for Social Sciences and the Humanities—which, given that the first-place dissertation was from the social sciences, means that his dissertation was judged the best humanities dissertation in Canada that year.”

Dr. Michael Truscello is currently Assistant Professor in English and General Education (cross-appointed) at Mount Royal University in Calgary, where he teaches writing in a digital context, as well as courses in cultural theory.