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Hello! I am an Assistant Professor of Media and Technology Studies in Clemson University’s Department of Communication.

My work explores how media technologies and popular culture are valued by individuals and institutions as part of broader fabrics of lived experience. I combine  cultural studies frameworks, interpretive analysis, and critical theory to trace the cultural politics and articulations of a variety of objects, practices, and ideas.

I’m currently preparing an overhaul of this website. My apologies that information in the sidebars is spare and/or out of date. Come back in Summer 2019 for more!

I am currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Wearable Technologies and the Informatics of Everyday Life. It explores how a variety of institutions have come to value wearable technologies as a means to purportedly learn about the everyday lives of populations. This book is based on my doctoral dissertation. You can find an abstract of that dissertation here

My blog is titled Aggregate Fragments, and includes short thoughts related to recent research and teaching. It’s pretty sparse right now, but we’ll hope that changes in the years ahead.

My most recent book, Orson Welles in Focus: Texts and Contexts, was published in 2018 through Indiana University Press and was co-edited with Sidney Gottlieb. Learn more about the book here and order the book here.

My first book, Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital, was published in 2014 through Rowman & Littlefield and was co-edited with Matthias Stork. Learn more about the book here and order the book here.

Education:

Ph.D., Communication and Culture, Indiana University, 2018.
M.A., Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013.
B.A., Film and Media Studies, University of South Carolina, 2011.

 

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