For the past year, I have been a Julie & Rocky Dixon Doctoral Research Fellow in Graduate Innovation, working with researchers at Intel Labs to develop Tinn, a data tracking mobile application designed with Native American and migrant Oregonians living with Tinnitus.
Broadly, my research and teaching focus on masculinity, the history of science and technology, and postcolonial sonic culture/s. I have published research on media sciences and indigenous information politics; masculinity, technology, sound, and desire in Gibraltar; muzak and post-nationalist identity in Gozo; expertise and misogyny on English Wikipedia; and the queer, somatic dimensions of “the political” in the Toronto Zombie Walks. As a technologist, I’ve built the web infrastructure for the Fembot Collective; managed and modified the open-review system for Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology; built a feminist twitter chat bot to curb misogyny, racism, and homophobia on Twitter (sadly defunct because of new T&C); and am collaborating with feminists and activists in University of Washington’s Community Data Science workshop to train activists to use “big data” in advocacy. My work has been supported by research and training grants from the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, the University of Oregon, and Brandeis University.
In my spare summer time, I am a gigging jazz bassist, composer, and arranger.