ABOUT

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 books coming out soon:

      LEGOfied: Building Blocks as Media (co-edited with Nick Taylor)

            Bloomsbury, Winter 2020

     Gestures of Concern

            Duke University Press, Fall 2020

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Rhetorical Theory and History
Environmental Communication
Digital Media
Affect Theory
Creative and Curatorial Culture
  • Ph.D., 2015, Communication

       University of Colorado at Boulder

 

  • M.A., 2002, Humanities

       University of Chicago

 

  • B.A., 1999, English

       Amherst College