I’m a third-year PhD candidate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric (CCR) at Syracuse University. I have a B.A. in Philosophy (2013) and M.A. in English (2015) from St. Bonaventure University.
My research interests center on questions of (nontraditional) authorship, intertextuality, and play. In particular, I like to a how authoring a text can get understood in more diffuse or ambient ways: communities, human-machine interaction, circulation, participation, unbounded texts. This connects to an interest in play and intertextuality, reflecting how texts rework or play with(in) a broader ecology of “authors.”
More specifically, my current work deals with fandom, fanfiction, and game studies, particularly around sandbox and simulation games. Lately, I have taken a particular interest in post-truth rhetoric, fake news, media literacy, algorithmic rhetoric, and the intersection of media sources.