Curriculum Vitae

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University of Iowa, PhD (currently pursuing)
Communication Studies

University of Illinois Chicago, MA (2014)

Columbia College Chicago, BA (2010)
Cultural Studies


Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy (Senior Fellow), 2018
University of Iowa, Obermann Center of Advanced Studies

Samuel L. Becker Award for Outstanding Graduate Scholarship in Media Studies, 2016
University of Iowa, Department of Communication Studies

Applied Media Archaeology Seminar, 2016
Concordia University, Milieux Institute, Media History Research Centre

Department Chair Project Grant, 2016
University of Iowa, Department of Communication Studies

Obermann Graduate Instituate on Engagement and the Academy, 2016
University of Iowa, Obermann Center of Advanced Studies

Presidental Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014
University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

National Communication Association Graduate Student Award, 2013
University of Illinois Chicago, Dept of Communication

Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award, 2010
Columbia College Chicago, Dept of Cultural Studies


"Computers Go Home": A Media Archaeology of Early Home Computing
(Presented at Cultural Studies Association conference, 2017)

Book review: Lifestyle TV by Laurie Ouellette
(Published in Feminist Media Studies, 2017)

A Tale of Two Goldbergs: The Evolution of Jewishness on Broadcast Television
(Presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, 2017)

Media Mashup: Broad City, millennials, and converge
(Presented at FLOW TV conference, 2016)

Publicizing the Ineffectual Housewife: Theorizing the Decline of
Republican Motherhood and the Rise of Domestic Science
(Presented at Cultural Studies Association conference, 2016)

Transcribing Domesticity: A Material History of Recipe Sharing
(Presented at Cultural Studies Association conference, 2015)

Making Ends Meet: Representations of Welfare in MTV’s Teen Mom
(Presented at National Women's Studies Association conference, 2014)

So, What Are You Going to Do?: Systematic Silencing of Abortion Options in MTV's 16 & Pregnant
(Presented at InfoSocial Media, Technology, & Society Graduate Student Conference, 2013)

Beneath the Backpack: Uncovering Sexism and Gender Reinforcement in Dora the Explorer 
(Presented at Cultural Studies Association conference, 2013;
Published in Cultural Landscapes, Vol. 1, Iss. 4, 2010)


Core Concepts in Communication Studies (Spring 2016)
UI Department of Communication Studies
Primary Instructor

Core Concepts in Communication Studies (Fall 2015)
UI Department of Communication Studies
Teaching Assistant, Prof. John Durham Peters

Fundamentals of Human Communication (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
UIC Department of Communication
Primary Instructor

Statistics in Communication Research (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)
UIC Department of Communication
Teaching Assistant, Asst. Prof. Kelly Quinn


Johnson County Democracts Central Committee
Coralville District 4 Representative
February 2016 - Present

UI Campaign to Organize Graduate Students
Spring 2015 - present
Department Steward
Fall 2014 – present

UI Communication Studies Community Outreach Committee
Graduate Student Representative
Fall 2014 – present
Special Project: Community Conversation
Lead organizer, April 2015

Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City
Communications Committee Member
March 2015 - present

UIC Graduate Employees Organization
Department Steward
Fall 2012 – Spring 2014

UIC Graduate Student Council
Department Representative
Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Development Volunteer
2010 - 2014