I am a doctoral student in anthropology at Rice University. I am interested in media and technological change, particularly in regard to the intertwinement of digital information systems and economic financialization. My dissertation research focuses on the crime of identity theft, examining how practices and norms of personal information security are changing along with ideas of privacy and personhood.
Before coming to Rice, I earned a Master’s degree in folklore from UC Berkeley where I wrote my thesis on the influence of sound recording technology on mid-Twentieth Century notions of cultural authenticity as applied to music.
I am currently the Social Media Manager for the blog of the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing.