I am an Assistant Professor of Writing at York University. My research and teaching focus on rhetorical theory, critical internet studies, and software studies.
My first monograph, “Coding Otherwise: Weird Programming Languages and Feminist Possibility,” is under advance contract with the University of Alabama Press. It investigates “weird” or “esoteric” programming languages to explore how rhetorical constructions of the digital as disembodied, unfeeling, and ephemeral are co-constitutive with real, material power asymmetries. Case studies from this project have appeared in Rhetoric Review and Feminist Media Studies.
My central pedagogical goal is to teach for the demands of 21st century literacies. Because I believe that learning happens by doing, the central paradigm structuring all of my classes is the “experiment” — a lab-based practice that forwards making as essential for theory, creativity, and critique.