I am an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University and a Faculty Associate with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. I study the social and cultural implications of communication technologies, with a particular focus on disability and digital media, children and families’ technology use, and mobile communication. I approach this research through both social science methods (e.g. qualitative fieldwork) and humanistic inquiry (e.g. historical analysis).
You can find some of this work in my book, Digital Youth with Disabilities (MIT Press, 2014), and in my forthcoming book, Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality (Tentative title; Under contract with MIT Press).
I locate my scholarship at the intersection of media and communication studies, science and technology studies, and disability studies. In my research and teaching, I also draw on my professional experience in educational children’s media as a researcher, strategist, and consultant with Sesame Workshop, PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney.