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
Research Focus and Goals
I conduct research on how we communicate with and about other species of animals (internatural communication), where I apply a critical lens and rely on qualitative research methods to challenge how these communication practices interact to either challenge or preserve speciesism and other forms of oppression. In essence, I explore the systematic and institutionalized oppression of animals in communication texts and interpersonal and internatural interactions. It is my long-term goal to conduct research that alters social norms and values by shining a light on species inequality in our societies.
Communication 464 – Theory and Application of Persuasion Communication, Media, and Theater 306 – Strategic Communication and Advocacy Campaigns
Communication 300 – Interviewers and Interviewing Communication 105 – Business and Professional Communication
Academic Professional Experience
Adjunct Instructor, Northeastern Illinois University Graduate Assistant, Northeastern Illinois University Summer Transition Program Assistant, Northeastern Illinois University