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Hey everyone!

I’m very excited to be a new HASTAC Scholar!

I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Media, Art, and Text program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  The curriculum there is unique because it combines the English, art, and mass communications departments in a variety of ways.  I have more of a background in English—my M.A. is in rhetoric—but through the MATX program, I’ve been able to talk classes on documentary making and sound editing. 

As a result, my dissertation also combines a variety of subjects, including book history, social media, and gender studies.  It looks at how book reviews online compare with those in traditional publications.  I became interested in this topic when I noticed that many book blogs cover genres that otherwise seem to go ignored, like romances. 

I’m also very interested in collaborating with other HASTAC scholars on sound pieces.  I bought a Zoom H4N about a year ago, and love it.  I use it to record my friends telling stories.  My friend Chris and I are also in the process of launching a podcast called “Nerding Out in RVA” (you can listen to the first episode here: http://soundcloud.com/nerding-out-in-rva/nerding-out-in-rva-episode-1).    If you want to talk about working with audio, feel free to message me!

I look forward to talking with you all!

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