My research interests are broadly situated within digital media, feminist theories and ethnographic methods. Specifically I am interested in girls’ digital cultures, contemporary feminist activism and solidarities, the performance of self online, and public girlhoods.
I am currently working on my first book project, Girls’ Feminist Blogging in a Postfeminist Age, an ethnographic study of girls’ participation in feminist activism as bloggers. The original research for this project was funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada as part of my dissertation research. The book is under contract at Routledge New York with an expected publication date of late 2015.
I received my PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, and also hold a Master’s of Journalism from the University of British Columbia (2007) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours from the University of Saskatchewan (2005). I worked in the fashion magazine industry for two years in New York City and Toronto before beginning my PhD in fall 2009. Outside of academic life I keep busy with yoga, zumba, and pottery classes and also enjoy exploring London, playing with my cat Bella, crocheting and travel.