As a researcher, I am driven to understand how individuals create identities in digital spaces, how communities are formed and maintained, and how the platforms shape individual and communal identities. In recent years, both compositionists and technical and professional communicators have issued calls for research in digital, informal, and social media spaces. One of the most often cited, Kathleen Yancey’s (2009) “Writing in the 21st Century,” urges scholars to investigate new forms of digital compositions as well as to instruct students in these forms of communication. My research considers both theory and instruction in social media spaces, and draws on approaches and traditions from the study of new media, composition, and technical and professional communication.
For my full research statement/agenda, please see the Agenda section.
For a list of publications, including those under review, please see the Publications section.