I am a feminist media scholar and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. My research and teaching draw upon the interdisciplinary frameworks of media studies, feminist studies, ethnic studies, and cultural studies to critically examine the production of difference (i.e. gender, race, sexuality, and nationality) across an array of digital and legacy media content and platforms. In the classroom, I blend theory and practice to provide students 21st century tools to both question and reimagine digital media culture.
My research can be found in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, and Politics, and in the edited collections Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture and New Sporting Femininities: Embodied Politics in Postfeminist Times (forthcoming).
I am currently a member of the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity and its affiliated Communication and Difference Research Group, a fellow in the Simpson Center for the Humanities’ Certificate in Public Scholarship, a fellow in the Project in Interdisciplinary Pedagogy at the University of Washington Bothell and a candidate for the Certificate in Cinema and Media Studies in the Department of Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media.
Prior to my doctoral studies, I taught English in Spain, the Czech Republic and Mexico, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, and worked in high education administration in the US.