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I'm a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP), which is housed in the School of Information and Library Science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I hold a PhD in Communication (Media Studies) and a certificate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies both from Georgia State University, where I was also a Presidential Fellow with the university's Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative. I am currently a Fellow with The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism and an affiliate with The Media Effects, Misinformation & Extremism lab at University of Buffalo.
My interdisciplinary and mixed-method research is rooted in feminist media studies with specific attention to digital cultures. It uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative computational techniques to explore white and male supremacy, violent misogyny, supremacisms, extremisms and far-right politics, including the mis/disinformation and conspiracy thinking that often accompanies these identities, ideologies and movements. Please visit the Research page for an overview of my research agenda and the Publications and Conference pages to see where I've published and/or presented my work.
I have a professional background as a journalist and integrated marketing consultant and have worked as a staff editor and freelance writer for a number of magazines, as well as on creative teams for corporations ranging from start-up stage to best-in-class. While I am passionate about research and writing, I also really love being in the classroom and mentoring up-and-coming journalism and communication students. You can learn more about my teaching philosophy and classes I've taught on the Teaching page.
On a personal note, I'm mom to several four-legged fur babies and one two-legged kiddo. When I'm not busy conducting research and teaching, I enjoy water sports, yoga, card games and travel. If you'd like to learn more, I hope you'll drop me a line.