I’m an associate professor at Ohio University, in the School of Media Arts and Studies and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Currently, I teach courses on media and globalization, media representations, gender and globalization, feminist studies, and queer theory, and have also taught in the areas of linguistics and language and culture.
My research addresses the cultural and political significance of media and the transnational dimensions of LGBTQ activism, falling into three interrelated areas: (1) LGBTQ media production and reception, (2) science fiction narratives and critical posthumanism, and (3) digital media and activism, with the common thread being an engagement with gender, sexuality, class, and nation as intersecting axes of hierarchy. I have published in journals including Communication, Culture, & Critique, Development and Change, Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Film and Video, Popular Communication, and Transformative Works and Culture, as well as in Gender, Race and Class in Media (Sage, Eds. Gail Dines and Jean Humez, 2011, 2014) and the Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights (Eds. Howard Tumber and Sylvio Waisbord, 2017). I have also been interviewed by journalists and documentary makers about media, representation, and culture.