Doctoral candidate, University of Missouri
After 20 years in the media business – film, television, the Internet, newspapers, and magazines – I decided to head back to school to earn my Ph.D.
My work seeks to understand how people used media and how media has been used as force for social change. In particular, I am interested in understanding the many ways in which media has informed the history of the United States: what is remembered, what is not remembered, and what is misremembered.
My dissertation applies digital mapping to explore and understand the lived experience of American Anti-Slavery Society members and their publishing enterprise in New York City from 1833-1840.