I am Assistant Professor in the Cultural Studies Department, and Coordinator of the Media Studies program 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 explores subjects along the porous border between critical media studies and geography. 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. I am also in the preparation phase of completing a co-authored article exploring the infrastructure of remote communications to aid civil disobedience in Hong Kong.
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 is titled Ecological Turns in Media Theory: Critical Infrastructure for Bodies in Motion.
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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