I am an instructor in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati, with a teaching focus on gender and communication, rhetoric of protest and reform, and intersectionality.
My doctoral research was an ethnolinguistic analysis on radical and anarchist activism, animal liberationists, and the State. The two year ethnographic study took place throughout the U.S. and Canada. The data provides a rich platform to continue to examine the ways in which identity and power are negotiated through the spectacle of public protest in physical and digital spaces.
Current research expands upon the use of spectacle to queer both political and personal understandings of the "self," while also engaging in collective social change.
Additional research projects, concurrently underway, blend together narrative, performance theory, and digital storytelling as mechanisms in which I gather data to examine the intersectionality of oppression as it connects to identities (both the human animal and other-than-human animal).