I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota. My research interests lie at the intersection of the rhetoric of health and medicine, digital rhetoric, and technical communication.
My background is interdisciplinary, and I value collaboration and interdisciplinarity in my current work as well. Across all my work, I keep central a focus on rhetoric as interaction that is linguistic and material, human and non-human, embodied and affective, contingent and contextual, and ever-shifting. This active, ecological view of rhetoric and interaction informs both my research and my writing.
More specifically, I am interested in the impacts of health discourse and practice in settings outside medical institutions on people’s daily lived experience. To that end, my dissertation examines how texts/discourse (broadly construed) and practices within and around an employee wellness program impact people’s lived experience with food and health.
At the University of Minnesota, I have taught courses in first year writing, technical communication, and digital rhetoric. I am especially interested in socially just pedagogical work around multimodal composition and digital literacies.