Academic Positions

Associate Instructor, 2012-Present
Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Adjunct Instructor, 2009
English and Creative Writing Department, SUNY Oswego, Oswego NY


Indiana University

PhD, dual major: Communication and Culture (Film & Media Studies); Informatics (Computing, Culture, & Society), 2012-Present.

New York University

Master of Arts, Cinema Studies, 2009.

SUNY Oswego

Bachelor of Arts, dual major: History; Broadcasting and Mass Communication, 2005


“What Grows in Silicon Valley? The Emerging Ideology of Food Technology.” With Nancy Smith. In The Ecopolitics of Consumption: The Food Trade, ed. H. Louise Davis; Karyn Pilgrim and Madhudaya Sinha. Lexington Books.  2015.


Indiana University, Associate Instructor

Advertising and Consumer Culture Fall 2015, Spring 2016

Undergraduate course aimed at engaging students with social, political, and historical issues in consumer society and the study of culture; develops critical media analysis skills for reading advertising and related modes of persuasive communication. A special focus was given to issues of branding, ethical consumption, digital tracking & ID technology, and the place of non-human animals in capitalism.

Introduction to Media Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

100-level undergraduate course introducing key theories and histories of film, television, and digital media. Strong emphasis on intersectional representation of gender, race, class, and sexuality, and contemporary changes to the media-technology landscape.

Public Speaking Fall 2012, Spring 2013

Undergraduate course developing student persuasion and oratory skills.

SUNY Oswego, Adjunct Instructor

Film Theory, Fall 2009

Upper-level undergraduate course surveying theories of moving image media from the 1890s – present. In addition to covering major areas like Soviet Montage, French New Wave, and genre theory, the course focused on questions of moving image materiality, the ‘post-theory’ historical turn, and the human/animal divide in film.

English Composition, Fall 2009

Undergraduate introductory-level course to writing and composition at the college level.