Welcome to students, colleagues, mentors, friends and family alike!
I am a media studies PhD candidate at the University of Oregon‘s School of Journalism and Communication in Eugene, Oregon, and an adjunct communication instructor for Southern New Hampshire University. My research interests pertain to the ways in which mobile technologies reshape interpersonal interactions, particularly in hybrid public/private environments. Restaurants, bars, and other gathering places have been of particular interest.
This summer I will begin writing my dissertation, which examines the uses and gratifications of smartphones and whether those change depending upon expectations of privacy in a given place.