I'm an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Utah, where I'm an active teacher and researcher in the areas of rhetorical theory, digital media, and environmental communication. Generally, I try to draw on the insights of these fields to think about the material, aesthetic, and affective practices that configure the environments we create and inhabit.

Before becoming an academic, I worked for several years as a freelance writer. Though the arts remain central to my interests, my academic training across the humanities commits me to cross-disciplinary thinking with the belief that we should bring all available knowledge to the problems we're trying to understand.

Look for a couple of my new books:


  • Ph.D., 2015, Communication

       University of Colorado at Boulder


  • M.A., 2002, Humanities

       University of Chicago


  • B.A., 1999, English

       Amherst College


Rhetorical Theory
Affect Theory
Environmental Communication
Digital Media
Creative and Curatorial Culture