Boing Boing links to a batch of grad student theses by year from the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. None of these are specifically about geeks or nerds per se, but a lot of this material is probably relevant to those who are interested in academic inquiry into traditionally geeky media. Examples include Kristina Drzaic’s thesis on “secrets” in video games, Philip Tan Boon Yew’s thesis on the MIT Assassins Guild, and Nadya Direkova’s thesis on bilingual toys. Sam Ford also offers some additional information on this year’s batch of theses on the C3 blog (post numbers 1, 2, and 3).
For those keeping track: I’m finishing up a little addendum to my own dissertation proposal to give to my committee this week. I hope to share more information about this soon.