I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. student at Annenberg under the advisement of Dr. Larry Gross. My research interests are broad and interdisciplinary, but generally aim to uncover the relationship between discourses of identity on social media and political economy. My dissertation project is an ethnographic account of gay men's sexual practices on Instagram, and the relationship between sexual hierarchies and the application's algorithmic infrastructure.
My work employs a variety of qualitative methods, including interviews, archival work, discourse analysis, and on- and offline ethnographic methods. I am inspired by a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, cinema and media studies, political theory, and art history, amongst others. I am always interested in partnerships, constructive criticism, and interlocutors from backgrounds and points of view different from my own, so if you have stumbled across this page after encountering my work, please feel free to send me an email with feedback, questions, or critiques!