This page documents a spring 2022 meme-creation contest related to the prompt, “What Does America Meme to You?” as well an accompanying public discussion of how memes subvert traditional means of communication (“Flipping the Classroom: Montclair State Students School their Professors”). On April 6, 2002, the students responsible for the top vote-generating memes will “deconstruct” their work for engaged professors and the audience. The event is intended as a participatory analytical space where student prize winners, MSU faculty and staff, and the public collectively contextualize and reflect on the disruptive communicative force played by memes in the United States today.

This contest is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and organized by Professors Elizabeth Emery and Christopher Kaczmarek.

Browse the contents of Student Meme Contest:

Student and Faculty Panel Discussion Video
Featured Memes from this event