Doctoral student/ Associate Instructor
Research and Creative Interests
- Digital Media Cultures
- Critical Technology Studies
- Issue & Conflict Management
- new media history
- Social Movements
- Documentary Film and Video
- Political Communication
- media activism
- queer theory
My research interests revolve around the study of media, comunications, culture, and interpersonal conflict. I am interested in the history of public shame, politically subversive subcultures, and how the progression of new media and technology produced the phenomena of “cancel culture.” Specifically, I research the way public shame is used as a political tactic and how public expressions of moral outrage impact the longevity of radical social movements. I am invested in analyzing how the contemporary landscape of social media affects how individuals build political and cultural affinities with one another, as well as exploring future possibilities for community building practices and the resolution of conflict.
In addition to my scholarly interests, I am also passionate about multi-media production, mainly non-fiction. I have worked on a myriad of documentaries on topics ranging from the leftist social movements of Greece to the politics of the COVID crisis in Brazil. I have also worked on many media productions for a variety of grassroots and non-profit organizations, supporting their efforts by making videos, graphic designs, animations, and web designs. On top of this work, I have taught a variety of video making courses and workshops with the goal of utilizing media production to empower youth to build their voice.
My creative and scholarly endeavors are deeply intertwined and I intend to have both continuously inform each other. Ultimately, I have a lifelong dedication to learning about the world, especially all things related to media, technology, and culture.