My research interests are broadly situated within digital media, youth cultures and ethnographic methods. Specifically, I am interested in girls’ media culture/production, third wave feminist activism, Internet cultures, celebrity, new femininities, and the gendering of neoliberalism.
I am currently working on my first book project, “Still Alive and Kicking”: 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 proposal is currently under review at Routledge New York.
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 reading fashion blogs.