In the broadest terms, my research examines the relationships between gender, technology, and capitalism. My recent projects examine the ways in which digital media, specifically blogs, pull users into a labor of self-production. This digital labor draws as much from gendered performances as it does from social inequalities. My methodology is a combination of qualitative, ethnographic, and narrative analysis.
I currently teach in the media studies and sociology departments at Hunter College, CUNY, sociology courses at The Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY and work as an Instructional Technologist through the Macaulay Honors College, CUNY. I have taught sociology courses on the Family, Social Theory, Deviance, Fashion, Sexuality and Gender. I have also taught graduate courses in Public Health and in sociological theory.
When not reading, writing, or teaching sociology, I can be found walking around Brooklyn or practicing yoga. I grew up in Texas and Kansas but, of course, love New York.