I live and work in Tacoma, Washington in the beautiful U.S. Northwest with my husband and two dogs. The courses that I teach and those that I have created directly reflect who I am as a scholar. My most recently created classes focus on the environment in relation to journalism (TCOM 310) and how environmental issues, inequality, and popular culture intersect (TCOM 312). My publications (see "Research") reflect this focus in my book "Green Machine," journal articles, and numerous conference presentations. For more information see my faculty profile at UW Tacoma.
Leia, the most amazing dog in the world, at Snow Lake, WA
How journalism and pop culture represent environmental issues
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Institution for Communication Research
PhD, Media, Politics and Religion
Environmental Justice in the Media
How representations of people of color intersect with portrayals of environmental problems in the news and Hollywood film.
Portrayals of Race in Pop Culture and the News
Including Hunger Games and the Penn State scandal
Media Literacy and Social Issues
How can educators use the media to teach students about pressing issues involving technology and media??
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
MA, Forensic Anthropology
University of California at Berkeley