I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University's (GMU) Carter School (2017), with a minor in Communication. While at GMU, I worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication and researched an original, funded project on disability, sexuality, and narrative inquiry supported through the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.
Under the supervision of Dr. Rachel E. Dubrofsky, I received my Master of Arts in Communication from the University of South Florida (2019), focusing on critical media studies, critical race studies, surveillance, and queer theory. My thesis project analyzed representations of race, class, sexuality, and nationalism in the film Love, Simon.
In August 2023, I received my Ph.D. in Communication, New Media, and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. A joint, interdisciplinary degree housed in the Departments of Communication Studies and Media Arts and English and Cultural Studies, McMaster was the perfect training space to support my public-facing, critical research program, which brings into conversation Communication, Media, and Cultural Studies. My dissertation project was supervised by Dr. Sarah Brophy. During my tenure at McMaster, I participated in several interdisciplinary training, research, and service programs dedicated to critical, community-engaged research at the intersections of disability, agency, and emerging media.
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