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 the International Journal of Communication (forthcoming), 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 dissertation fellow in the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, a fellow in the Simpson Center for the Humanities’ Certificate in Public Scholarship, and a former teaching fellow in the Project in Interdisciplinary Pedagogy at the University of Washington Bothell.
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 higher education administration in the US.