The Biography

I am currently working as an Associate Producer for Fiege Films on the documentary Above All Else. I formerly taught media studies and mass communication topics at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. I am also working on a manuscript titled Post-Celluloid Cinema: Cinematographers and the Invention of Digital Hollywood, based on my dissertation research (University of Texas, 2011). My research interests lay at the intersections of production culture, technology studies, media industries, and historical poetics, particularly how production workers in media industries negotiate and contribute to technological and stylistic change in their areas of specialization. My past research has included work on media culture and electrification, low-power radio, and broadband policy. I received my Bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. I previously worked in television news production, film production, and theater before attending the University of Texas at Austin to earn my Master of Arts from the Department of Radio-TV-Film. I remained at the University of Texas to pursue my doctorate. In 2004 I co-founded Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture, an online academic journal still hosted at the Department of Radio-TV-Film and contributed to establishing the Flow Conference, a bi-annual meeting for TV and media scholars in Austin, Texas. I have taught courses on the history of broadcasting, media interpretation and criticism, new media, film studies, the mass media, online and broadcast journalism, media audiences, and screenwriting.