I am a graduate student in anthropology at Rice University. I study the cultural dimensions of media technology and how it changes. My dissertation research explores the intersection of technological innovation and finance, focusing on entrepreneurship and venture capital in Silicon Valley.
I earned my B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. in folklore studies from the University of California, Berkeley. My Master’s thesis focused on mid-Twentieth century folk music field recording and the relationship between changes in sound reproduction technology and scholarly understandings of cultural authenticity.
My research is informed by ongoing engagements with media theory and systems theory. I am an associate editor at the CASTAC blog as well as a contributor to it.