About

I am an Assistant Professor in the Cultural Studies Department at Trent University. I am cross-appointed to the Media Studies Undergraduate Program, and an adjunct faculty member in the Cultural Studies Graduate Program.

I serve as Vice President and Program Chair of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (CCLA), and Assistant Editor for an international peer-reviewed journal, Media Theory.

Selfie at David Altmejd’s exhibit of The Flux and the Puddle, Montreal, August 2015

My research explores the geopolitics of mapping and mobile communications, memory studies, migration narratives, and theories of space and place within visual culture.

In this framework, I have published articles on Google’s participation in a Japanese UNESCO heritage campaign (Popular Communication, 2018), on geospatial visualizations of urban abandonment in the United States (Routledge, 2016), and an article exploring illicit efforts to target German migrant communities using crowdsourcing maps (Networking Knowledge, 2016). I also recently completed an editorial project entitled “Geospatial Memory” (Media Theory, 2018), which brings collective memory research into dialogue with the expanded fields of geography, mapping, GIS and mobile media.

On this website you may read more about my past and current research, including publications, and view my teaching materials, including course outlines.

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