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I'm a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University, as well as a Presidential Fellow with the university's Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative and a Fellow with The Institute for Research on Male Supremacism. My Ph.D. in Communication with a concentration in Media and Society will be completed by May 2021. I also have completed a graduate certificate in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies during my time at Georgia State.
My interdisciplinary and mixed-method research is rooted in critical feminist media studies with specific attention to digital and visual cultures. It uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative computational techniques to explore white and male supremacy, violent misogyny and far-right politics. Theoretically, my work engages with the intersection of feminism, media, whiteness, masculinities, social movements and journalism studies. My goal is to conduct public and community-engaged scholarship that extends beyond the walls of academia and, I hope, helps make the world a little better than I found it. 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 kiddos and one two-legged law student. 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.