I am a PhD candidate in English at the University of Oregon. My research interests include television studies, feminist cultural theory, and popular media studies.
My dissertation research maps the genres of reality television in the U.S., seeking to situate the format historically and culturally. I examine U.S. reality television from a feminist perspective and am crafting a digital, collaborative visualization of reality television's current categories and how they inform one another.
I work for the Center for the Study of Women in Society, offering research support to the center-sponsored research interest groups and special projects. I am also a founding member of Fembot (a global scholarly collaboration promoting research on gender, new media, and technology), serve on the advisory board, and am a former co-editor of its Laundry Day feature.
My CV and details of projects I've done can be located at my website.