I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University. My research deals with film and video production, film studies, gender, race, and community engagement. I approach these topics from new media, pop culture, and public rhetorics lenses. For information about my publications and the courses I've taught, please visit my CV.
I am a documentary filmmaker. You can learn about my filmmaking work here. My current project is Vanishing Borders, a feature documentary telling the story of four immigrant women living in New York City. I am currently in the final editing states.
My first project PERFECT: A Conversation with the Venezuelan Middle Class about Female Beauty and Breast Implants is used for teaching gender and writing courses around the country. Other film projects include The Underside of Dracula: Community and Masculinity in Pinball, a documentary about a pinball league and The Writing and Working for Change Video Project, a series of short documentaries about the NCTE caucuses and the contributions they have made to Rhetoric and Composition throughout their history.
Being a digital humanist, I work as an editor for two online spaces, click on editorial work to read about them.
To learn about my teaching philosophy and view samples of my students' work, you can visit my teaching portfolio.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.