I am Assistant Professor in the Cultural Studies Department, and Coordinator of Media Studies at Trent University. I serve as President of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA), and Assistant Editor at Media Theory (MT), an international and independent peer-reviewed journal.
My research is situated along the porous border separating geography from media studies. In the last five years, I have published work in digital memory studies, with an article on Google’s participation in a Japanese UNESCO heritage campaign (Popular Communication, 2018), and another on geospatial visualizations of urban abandonment in the United States (Routledge, 2016). On the politics of mapping and locations, I published an article that critically examines illicit efforts to target German migrant communities using crowdsourcing maps (Networking Knowledge, 2016), with another (forthcoming) on the racialized history of algorithmic gerrymandering.
In 2018, I completed a major editorial project on Geospatial Memory, which develops approaches to memory culture and geography by building on existing paradigms in the environmental humanities, film and archival studies, psychogeography, and media archaeology, as well as from textual, visual and sonic approaches to the city.
My current monograph project (drafting stage) is titled The Antinomies of Location: Posthuman, Postmodern and Postdigital Iterations of Locative Media.
In previous years, I published widely in memory studies, European migration, European settler culture and postnationalism, socially engaged art, and theory.
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