I completed my PhD at UW-Madison in Communication Arts (Rhetoric, Politics, and Culture) in 2018 and am currently an assistant professor in the Communication, Media, and Screen Studies Department at Southern Connecticut State University. My dissertation project focused on rhetorics of race and immigration in the 20th century U.S. where they intersect with metaphors of eating and digestion. Here’s an article from one of the chapters published in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. My cv.
Participating in Drawbridge, which pairs graduate students with preschool-age co-researchers, has been central to my scholarship and teaching. The program, developed by Ebony Flowers and Lynda Barry at UW-Madison, has shown me that kids are the best theorists; spending time with young humans experiencing, discovering, and creating the world newly is the best—and by far the most fun—path to insight. Below is a video about Drawbridge: