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 film work here. 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.
My current film projects include 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. I am presently editing Lift the Lamp, my first feature documentary, which tells the story of four immigrant women living in New York City.
As a digital scholar, I work with online journals and communities, click on online projects 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.