Associate Instructor/PhD. Student
Research and Creative Interests
- racial formation
- new media
- popular culture
- identity formation
- Web 2.0
I am a PhD student at the Media School. In the past, I’ve studied racial identity and whiteness as public and private performances within popular culture, online/offline news media, and social networks that produce scripts of “racial knowledge” and racial capital and mediate material social relations within multicultural American society.
My current research interrogates the intersection of information production and transparency as it relates to its embodiment within the construction of racial and class relations via augmented reality technology.
Though I mainly consider myself based in the humanities and critical-cultural research, I’ve co-authored research that can be found in journals like Human Communication Research as well as Journalism, addressing topics like pornography consumption and attitudes toward impersonal sex and the evolution of images found in feature stories.