Education: PhD Communication and Media Studies, University of Oregon
Graduate Certificate, New Media and Culture, University of Oregon
MFA Screenwriting, Goddard College
BA English, University of Washington
Office: Burrus Dickinson 301
My research looks at the history of environmental communication in American popular culture. This work has manifested in fieldwork at the United Nations headquarters, interviews with filmmakers from the Discovery Channel and the BBC Natural History Unit, and in-depth engagement with archival films and materials from the Library of Congress and National Geographic archives. My work in this field has been published in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, the Journal of Environmental Media, In Media Res, and others. I also contribute as a media critic to Sierra Magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club.
I teach courses in journalism, digital communication, media/cultural studies, media history, and environmental studies, while also serving as the faculty advisor for the Pegasus, the student news and media organization.
Previously, I have conducted creative media residencies and workshops through the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Institute of Contemporary Art and International Cultural Exchange and the U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Burma. I am currently working on a podcast miniseries and digital history project that explores Yellowstone National Park as a cultural and media industry.