My main area of research focuses upon the intersection of all media representations and mental health, connecting with developments in language, as well as the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and personal technologies.
I specialize in epistemology, applied ethics, and the philosophy of education.
My theoretical and qualitative work focuses on children and young adults; race, gender, and education; and applying a sociological lens to cinema studies.
My primary research centers on the systematics (species-level relationships and classification) of the genus Amelanchier, shrubs and trees in the rose family (Rosaceae).
I write poetry and lyric essays and teach a variety of creative writing courses at MCLA. My scholarship focuses primarily on North American poetry and literature from the postbellum era through the contemporary moment.
My training is in American Cultural Studies with a focus on critical race theory, US immigration history, and Latinx studies. My teaching interests focus on the study and advocacy for racial and social justice, including immigrant and refugee rights.
My research investigates an emergent racial formation in China and its connection with neoliberal urban developments. Besides urban studies I also teach global racism and the Chinese society.
Cultural Anthropology; Visual Culture; Affect; Memory; Space/Place; Anti-colonial Praxis; Interspecies Ethics; Environmental Justice; Images/Documentary Film; Philosophy of Religion; South Asia.
My research interests include new forms of journalistic organization and practices, the use of emerging technologies in journalism, data visualization, journalism and democracy, and communication for organizational and social change.
My teaching and research examines the intersection of cultural trauma and experimental aesthetics in American literature and visual culture from the modernist period to the present.
My research focuses on the cultural, social and environmental barriers and inequities involved in the prevalence of renal disease, as well as on molecular markers of renal disease.
Student learning and motivation
My research/teaching interests include leadership, cultural and social ontology, business strategy, management, marketing, and leadership