Hello! I am an Assistant Professor of Media and Technology Studies in Clemson University’s Department of Communication.
Principally, my research and writing explores the articulations between media technologies, culture, and everyday life, and how each of these relates to and transforms the other. Much of this work is rooted in Cultural Studies, and draws on interpretive analysis and critical theory to trace the cultural politics and articulations of a variety of objects, practices, and ideas.
I am currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Mediating Habits: Wearable Technologies and the Battle for Everyday Life. It explores how a variety of institutions have implemented wearable technologies across a range of programs as a means to purportedly learn about the everyday lives of populations. In doing so, it argues for a cultural politics around how the conceptualization of everyday life is increasingly transformed into a space of surveillance, data extraction and analysis, and judgment based on standardization.
Additionally, I also study how digital technologies of production and distribution impact media industries, as well as the history and politics of popular culture.