Here you will find information on my research and teaching activities. My Ph.D. training was in rhetoric and media studies and my research examines questions surrounding embodiment and identity, especially as it relates to technology and new media.

For more on my research interests, see my Research Interests page. Here is a brief list of areas I explore:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Media Ecology
  • Media Ethics
  • New Media and Technology
  • Rhetoric and Democratic Practice
  • Rhetoric of the Body
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Social Movement / Protest Rhetoric
  • Theories of Posthumanism

I am heavily involved in the Media Ecology Association, and currently serve as immediate past president of the association. I could not ask for a better group of people to work with, so I am very excited to help build the organization even further.

I have also been quite involved with National Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and Alabama Communication Association. In NCA I have served as chair of the Human Communication and Technology Division and on NCA's Legislative Assembly and Nominating Committee. I have also served as chair of the Freedom of Speech division of SSCA and as president of the Alabama Communication Association.

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I was born in California and have lived up and down the West coast, as well as the East coast and the Gulf coast. I have worked as a technical editor in the cable internet industry, a video editor, a collections agent, a pizza maker, a certified nurse's aide, and a whole lot of other things that I have probably forgotten with good reason. In my free time I enjoy creating experimental music. I perform noise and dark ambient music under the names Stolen Light and Goose, respectively. Between the two projects I have over thirty releases and tracks on compilations from all over the world. When I am not creating my own music, I review experimental music for the webzine ChainDLK. I am also an avid cook.