Krystina Madej

Affiliate-Former Emp Research

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location:
Skiles 361
Office Hours:
Monday 2-4


Krystina Madej has recently retired as Professor of the Practice and is currently Research Associate at the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech where she has conducted research and taught since 2011. Her research interests include narrative as material culture and how humans adapt their narratives to changing media; physical play and children's interaction with narrative based digital games; and Disney's approach to stories across media. Her books include a second edition of Disney Stories: Getting to Digital (Springer 2020), Physical Play and Children's Digital Games (Springer 2016), Interactivity, Collaboration, and Authoring in Social Media (Springer 2015). She has also co-edited Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativity (2010), a global discussion about the importance of imagination and creativity in education. Prior to returning to academia, she was a design strategist and principal in a co-owned design firm where she designed successful brands, pr, marketing, and exhibits for government, business, industry, and the non-profit sector. She has a PhD in Digital Narrative from the School of Interactive Art and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, an MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State, Georgia, and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Concordia University in Montreal.

  • PhD in Digital Narrative
  • MA in Professional Writing
  • BFA
Areas of
  • Children
  • Disney Stories
  • Material Culture Of Narrative
  • Narrative Across Media
  • Social Media


Research Fields:
  • Communication
  • Digital Humanities
  • Digital Media
  • Literacy Studies
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Europe (North)
  • Europe - United Kingdom
  • North America
  • Children's Programs
  • Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • Digital Communication
  • Education Policy
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • History and Memory
  • History more generally
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature
  • Media
  • Media Production


  • LCC-3206: Communication & Culture
  • LCC-3314: Tech of Representation
  • LCC-3402: Graphic/Visual Design
  • LMC-3206: Communication & Culture
  • LMC-3253: Animation
  • LMC-3314: Tech of Representation
  • LMC-3402: Graphic & Visual Design
  • LMC-3404: Social Media
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-4720: Interactive Narrative
  • LMC-4725: Game Design
  • LMC-4730: Experimental Digital Art

Selected Publications