PhD, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Expected 2021) MA, Communication, Media and Theater, Northeastern Illinois University, 2017
BA, Communication, Media and Theater, Northeastern Illinois University, 2015
Focus of Graduate Studies
I focus on the analysis of human animal-animal communication (internatural communication). I utilize several methodologies to challenge issues of species inequality and oppression.
My proclivity is toward scholarly work that aims to disclose the role of communication as an influential tool. Specifically, I am interested in analyzing how communication practices are used to validate the exploitation of animals. I explore the representation of the systematic and institutionalized oppression of animals in communication texts and interactions. It is my long-term goal to conduct research that alters social norms and values by recognizing species inequality in our mediated culture, and the use of communication as a persuasive tool used to maintain this form of inequality.
Communication 464 – Theory and Application of Persuasion
Communication 300 – Interviewers and Interviewing Communication 105 – Business and Professional Communication
Graduate Assistant, Northeastern Illinois University Summer Transition Program Assistant, Northeastern Illinois University