Research

 

My research derives directly from my classroom experiences. Using digital humanities, translingual, and post-colonial theories, I investigate the intersections of rhetoric and identity in digital spaces.

 

Some of the questions that drive my work are: How does translingual transmodal rhetoric in Web 2.0 spaces inform representative cultural anecdotes? Who is included and excluded from certain digital discourses and how does design intersect with digital citizenship or lack thereof? How can faculty use digital tools and mediums to engage students in what digital humanities scholar Roopika Risam calls "a shift in media consumption from consumer to producer for positive change, [and] to create spaces to make legible the stories that go untold and the voices that go unheard" (New Digital Worlds 143).

 

This inquiry frames my dissertation, "Language, Materiality, and Citizenship in Digital Spaces." My current projects reflect ongoing exploration of 

transnational/lingual and post-colonial theory, critical digital pedagogy, and critical media studies.

 

My varied publications and conference presentations reflect the spirit of collaborative inquiry and learning that frames my pedagogy.