Author: Sarah Welsh

Sarah Welsh is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin.

Presenters: Christina Boyles (Michigan State University), Jacob Craig (College of Charleston), Vanessa Osbourne (University of Southern California) Chair: Laura Sparks (California State University, Chico) When you think about a “disruption,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is something chaotic that has busted through an orderly or traditional system. And indeed, disruption might be: an upset of regular order, a hitch in a network, or an event or process that inhibits growth. At the same time, disruption isn’t usually a destructive act in and of itself, but rather can be generative. Sometimes, disruption is seen as innovation, especially when…

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