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
Creative and Curatorial Culture
Ph.D., 2015, Communication
University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A., 2002, Humanities
University of Chicago
B.A., 1999, English