Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in Clemson University’s Department of Communication, with research and teaching duties emphasizing media and technology studies.
My work operates at the intersection of media studies and cultural studies, exploring how media technologies and popular culture are valued by individuals and institutions as part of broader fabrics of lived experience. I combine critical theory and cultural studies frameworks to trace the cultural politics and articulations of a variety of objects, practices, and ideas.
My dissertation project was entitled Knowing the Everyday: Wearable Technologies and the Informatic Domain. You can find an abstract here. I am currently working to expand this into a book manuscript.
My blog is titled Aggregate Fragments, and includes short thoughts related to recent research and teaching.
I am currently producing a special issue of the journal Cultural Studies on Infrastructural Politics with my colleague Blake Hallinan. Find the CFP here, and consider sharing or submitting! Initial proposals are due November 15, 2018.
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.
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.
Tracking: From Fitbit to Google, Fall 2017.
Advertising and Consumer Culture, Fall 2016, Spring 2017.
Media in the Global Context, Fall 2015, Spring 2016.
Introduction to Media, Fall 2014, Spring 2015.
Public Oral Communication, Spring 2014.