PhD, Indiana University, 2006

BA, Davidson College, 1999

Research and Teaching Interests

Critical cultural studies; rhetorical criticism; film, media, and visual studies; gender and sexuality studies

Selected Honors and Awards
  • University Central Research Scholar Grant, Vanderbilt University 2015-2016
  • New Investigator Award, Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division, National Communication Association, 2012
  • Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, 2011
  • Curb Creative Campus Innovation Grant, Vanderbilt University, 2011
  • Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, Vanderbilt University, 2010
  • Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2008-9
  • Vanderbilt University Venture Fund Grant, May 2008
  • Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women, 2005-2006
  • Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship, Indiana University, 2003-4
  • Chancellor’s Fellowship, Indiana University, 1999-2004