School of Communication and Media
Montclair State University
PhD in Communication, 2011
The Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania
Dissertation: “Body Screen/Body Politic: The Uses of Political T-Shirts in the Digital Age.”
(forthcoming) “Responding to Offending Images in the Digital Age: Censorious and Satirical Discourses in LGBT Media Activism,” Communication, Culture, and Critique.
(2014) “Social Media and Symbolic Action: Exploring Participation in the Red Equal Sign Profile Picture Campaign,” The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, published early online (August 12, 2014)
(2014) “Motivations for Participating in Viral Politics: A Qualitative Case Study of Twitter Users and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election,” Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, published early online (May 7, 2014)
(2010). “No Better Way to ‘Experience’ World War II: Authenticity and Ideology in the Call of Duty and Medal of Honor Player Communities.” In Huntemann, N. B & Payne, M. T. (Eds.), Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games, New York & London: Routledge.
(2010). “Restoring Honor, Appropriating Images: The Conservative Movement’s Co-optation of Shepard Fairey’s Obama Portrait.” In Media Res.